A taste of Green IT

Since the month of May, the CMQ is welcoming young ladies aged of 14 to give them „le goût du numérique“ (the taste of numeric). 45 students spend an entire day at Lycée Algoud Laffemas (high school) in order to discover digital training and careers. The aim : to encourage women to work in the … Read More

THE FORTRESS OF DATA CENTERS

The Rising Demand In the heart of the digital realm, where information flows like a river and bytes dance in the ether, lies the mighty fortress known as the data center. Built of steel and silicon, or even floating on the cloud, this castle of servers and storage is where the modern world beats relentlessly. … Read More

Il progetto GREENCO: come contribuire alla diminuzione dell’inquinamento digitale

A cura di: Diego Borsellino EuropeanProject, DigitalPollution, DigitalLearning, Gamification BRICKS n.4 – 2023 Il tema del „Green Computing“: difesa dell’ambiente e lotta ai cambiamenti climatici Il progetto GREEN Computing App and MOOC for awareness-raising on digital pollution (2021-1- ES01-KA220-VET-000025159), è finanziato nell’ambito del Programma Erasmus – KA220 VET Partenariato di cooperazione per l’istruzione e la … Read More

Tackling the Surge: Top 10 Key Takeaways on Recent E-Waste Realities in the EU

The European Union faces a pressing challenge with the escalating volume of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste). E-waste encompasses a diverse range of products discarded after use, from large household appliances to IT and telecommunication equipment. However, with only 40% being recycled, there is a crucial need for innovative solutions to enhance recycling practices. There … Read More

Digital Greening: A Call to Responsibility from the Younger Generation

GreenCo visit to Valence On the 6th and 7th of November was held the 3rd transversal meeting of the project GreenCo funded by  ERASMUS +. Partners from all over Europe had the opportunity to meet in Valence, France at the CMQ IED hosted by the Lycée Polyvalent Algoud Laffemas. GreenCo’s ambition is to promote digital greening.  … Read More

How much electronic waste are we generating?

According to Eurostat[1], european website for statistics, the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (known as WEEE or e-waste) generated every year since 2018 data in the EU is increasing. The figure shown below shows the increasing data evolution for all European countries and also for the specific countries which are part of the … Read More

Six tips to fight digital pollution

Online activities pollute, but it is possible to implement good practices to reduce the impact on the environment. Fighting Digital Pollution is Possible Many of our daily actions, often unconsciously, contribute to the daily amount of digital waste. Some Facts According to data provided by Digital Cleanup Day 2023, every year the Internet and its … Read More

Does the use of cloud storage systems reduce the carbon footprint?

Brief IT Introduction and Recommendations Photo by Geralt https://pixabay.com/es/illustrations/nube-almacenamiento-3843352/ During the last few years we have seen reports and studies carried out by the main players in the cloud services sector, concerned about the environment. In these studies they urge us to use their systems for various reasons, such as saving energy consumption, increasing the … Read More

Ten Tips for Cultivating More Sustainable Email Habits and Reducing Digital Pollution

Figure 2 Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán: https://www.pexels.com/photo/email-blocks-on-gray-surface-1591062/

As digital technology grows, so does its environmental footprint. Digital pollution is becoming an increasingly pressing issue that we must be aware of and act against. We all use email daily and know the importance of emails for people and businesses to provide fast and efficient communication. Emails allow people to quickly and easily send … Read More