Building a Greener Web

A presentation at All Day Hey in in Leeds, UK by Michelle Barker

As designers and developers, we rarely pause to consider the environmental impact of our digital lifestyles – even though the internet accounts for around 4% of global carbon emissions. In addition, our industry is associated with enormous water use, chemical pollution, exploitative labour, and e-waste.

In this talk, Michelle will look at how better design and development decisions can mitigate the environmental and social impacts of the digital products we build, and the role that we as digital workers can play in shaping a more sustainable web.