Committing to a more Sustainable Web

The internet consumes a lot of electricity. 416.2TWh per year to be precise, that’s more than the entire UK.

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Sustainable Web Manifesto is an initiative dedicated to encouraging more people in the web industry to commit to creating a more sustainable web. This manifesto is a public declaration of a shared commitment signed by 2,615 people so far.

The commitment focuses on service and product providers aiming for their work to be:

Clean (powered by renewable energy)
Efficient (using the least amount of energy and material resources possible)
Open (accessible for the users)
Honest (no misleading or exploitative practices towards the user)
Regenerative (supporting an economy that is positive to our planet)
Resilient (doing a good job, basically)

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This commitment to sustainability is very important, and it is even more important that people in the web industry actively promote and practice sustainable design and development. By signing the Sustainable Web Manifesto, companies and individuals can demonstrate that they are taking responsibility for their impact on the environment, and that they are committed to making the web a more sustainable place. Additionally, by committing to the manifesto, companies and individuals can help to influence others to do the same, and to create a positive ripple effect for the environment.

If we embrace sustainability in our work, we can create a web that is good for people and planet.