★ The Next Event: Weds Feb 17th 2021

Timings

  • 18:30 – Join us for a chat
  • 19:00 – Introduction
  • 19:05 – Tips on How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Digital Activities - Hannah Smith (@hanopcan)
  • 20:15ish – End

Free tickets are available on Meetup.


This is a free online event, open to all.

We’ll be using Big Orange Heart’s event platform for this event. This works through your web browser and is available to everyone who is RSVP’d at live.bigorangeheart.org.

The platform will be open from 18:30 so feel free to join us for a bit of chat before the event starts at 19:00.

The Talks

Tips on How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Digital Activities

Hannah Smith @hanopcan

Did you know that the internet is thought to produce about the same carbon emissions as the aviation industry’s fuel consumption? And if the internet was a country it would be the seventh biggest polluter in the world. Shocking isn’t?
Digital technology provides wonderful opportunities to reach and engage with others, often in ways that aren’t possible using offline methods. But digital does have a significant environmental cost, which most of us aren’t conscious of.
In this session we’ll discuss why & how digital technologies have an environmental impact, and we’ll share ideas on how to reduce that impact.
Hannah is a freelance WordPress developer from Bristol with a background in Computer Science. Before freelance life, amongst other things, she honed her management skills at the Environment Agency, where she managed large business change projects. She’s co-founder of Green Tech South West and is on a mission to raise awareness about the environmental impact of digital tech. She also likes dogs, plants and snow.


Sponsors

Our sponsors make this monthly event possible, so please take the time to check them out, and thank them for their support.

  • Bruntwood - Platform – Platform is a reinvention of a Leeds landmark offering workspace for businesses of all sizes, right at the heart of the city. With a range of co-working desks, serviced offices and full floor plates, get the space that works for you. Join a new community of communicators, cultivators and collaborators.

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  • Searchability – Searchability are a recruitment marketing company that help companies secure hard to find candidates either indirectly or directly via our award winning JobHoller platform. There are few sectors more challenged by skill-shortage than digital tech, we specialise in sourcing unique opportunities & engaging relevant candidate audiences across the IT & eCommerce sectors by fusing traditional methods with a twist of social magic, with particular focus & expertise within Software Development in Yorkshire, where it all started for us in 2012. @SearchabilityUK


Free tickets are available on Meetup. Please sign up so we know how much food to buy.