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Design for Carbon-Aware Digital Experiences

(image: Onlign OS home screen launcher)
(image: Onlign OS home screen launcher)

The internet is energy intensive. Its pervasion, intangibility and flexibility have brought about both challenges and opportunities for minimising our carbon footprint. From Low Tech Magazine, powered by a balcony solar panel to Google’s trial of carbon-intelligent computing platform, we see the outline of a possible sustainability-oriented protocol: a carbon-aware internet.

Yet, the internet is not only shaped by the giants but also by everyone who is using it. Ultimately, it is consumer behaviour and demand that define how the idea of a carbon-minimised internet could develop and scale.

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