Question true false
β†’ Energy system
The organization makes a conscious effort to power its business-side operations (office, research with renewable energy sources πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization's web servers use green hosting πŸ”² πŸ”²
The hardware given or sold to users (e.g. Internet of Things devices) is powered with solar energy or other renewable sources πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Digital equipment
The organization possesses a hardware development team or hires hardware developers overseas to produce and digital equipment as part of its business model πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization produces or reuses open hardware designs to reduce its development time and cost πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization's business model includes transportation logistics for electronics, such as buying and transporting digital equipment and accessories for sale, including devices, batteries, cables, adapters, etc. πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization enforces backward compatibility to extend the life of electronic devices πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Non-digital equipment
The organization has constructed stores, offices, coworking spaces, or any other infrastructure for its business model πŸ”² πŸ”²
Products offered by the organization require packaging πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization produces non-digital accessories such as straps, adapters or protective cases πŸ”² πŸ”²
The product or service includes printed materials such as user manuals or books πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization regularly invests in promotional materials (mugs, T-shirts, pens) πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Automation and management
Most of the software development for the organization's digital products is done in-house πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization hires on-demand workers from services like Amazon Mechanical Turk or Upwork for most of its digital product development πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization reuses open source software πŸ”² πŸ”²
Digital development workers are required to travel regularly (either by land or air) for business activities πŸ”² πŸ”²
The business model relies on obtaining, storing, analyzing, or delivering large amounts of data to its users πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Network infrastructure
The organization installs wired or wireless network connectivity as part of its business model πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization serves areas with low network connectivity πŸ”² πŸ”²
Business activities require dedicated cloud services for its operation πŸ”² πŸ”²
There local data transfer limitations for the type of data required by your organization, which makes it incur in extra costs πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Direct costs
You assess that the digital system's costs are reasonable πŸ”² πŸ”²
The investment made in implementing the system will pay off within a reasonable time in the future πŸ”² πŸ”²
The benefits provided by the digital system are not paid off by other individuals, especially from vulnerable communities πŸ”² πŸ”²
The system substitutes a more costly alternative πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Social and health effects
The digital system reduces the overall carbon footprint produced by similar alternatives πŸ”² πŸ”²
The system helps reduce economic and social inequalities πŸ”² πŸ”²
The system improves the well-being of its users and society πŸ”² πŸ”²
There are no negative health impacts associated to the use of the system πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Feedbacks
The system is not intended to increase consumption by its users πŸ”² πŸ”²
The system does not aim to increase resource extraction, product manufacturing or transportation πŸ”² πŸ”²
The data produced by the system is relevant and non-relevant data is purged to reduce storage πŸ”² πŸ”²
The system substitutes a previous alternative completely and renders it obsolete in all cases πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Cybersecurity
The service provided by the system is considered non-critical and thus it does not require extra security measures πŸ”² πŸ”²
The system does not store personal or critical information πŸ”² πŸ”²
The system does not require other external cybersecurity services πŸ”² πŸ”²
β†’ Local impacts
The organization has waste reduction and management policies in place for its devices πŸ”² πŸ”²
The datacenters contracted for cloud services follow environmental policies for water stewardship, land use, fair wages, and environmental conservation in their physical locations πŸ”² πŸ”²
The organization you work for pays fair wages to employees and contractors in developing countries πŸ”² πŸ”²
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Keywords climate change, icts
SDG SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Authors Emilio Velis
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Organizations Green Web Foundation
Language English (en)
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Aliases Carbon footprint guide for tech practitioners/Questions
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Created May 20, 2022 by Emilio Velis
Modified January 29, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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