S2E20 Our Digital World

In this episode I speak with Maikel Linke about the impact of our digital lives on the planet.  

Mikael lives in Newstead, just 10 minutes out of Castlemaine.  He runs a not for profit email service that makes your emailing as green as it can be.  We talk about what the physical requirements of our digital world really are, what cost they have for the environment and what choices we, the consumers, have.

Then at the end of episode I explore how and why e-waste needs to be recycled.

Links:

The info-graphic discussed in the episode which is an in depth look at the carbon footprint of our digital world.

An organisation that helps you research how to make your web presence green, and to check if the sites you are using are too.

This is the map of the world showing the underwater cables that make the internet possible.

A Greenpeace initiative with research on companies helping turn the internet carbon neutral.

The article in The Conversation that was quoted in the episode.

Maikel works for the Open Food Network, who help farmers and producers sell their produce online

One of several apps that can help block ads while you are browsing.

This episode was created in 2020 as part of a series called Turning the Goldfields Green. This series was created with support from MASG, MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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