28 May 2011

How Green Is Your Internet?

Oh dear.  Just when you thought you were being really green someone comes along with some information that makes you heart drop.  This is a thought provoking animated infographic by Dan Ilic which gives us an idea just how much energy computer usage takes up. The statistics are a little bewildering but it does make you consider switching off your computer and never bothering with YouTube and Facebook.  But not for long.

Perhaps there will be a future where we as consumers can chose how our energy is produced or perhaps it can be offset in one way or another.  Until then I am afraid I will be continuing with my (rather heavy) internet usage and trying to cut down in other ways.

The video was directed and designed by Patrick Clair and originally created for Hungry Beast on ATV in Australia.