We’ve all heard it or some variation of it. “Go paperless, go green!” But, is it really that simple to be green? Can a green web designer even be an actual job title? It’s the digital world, it’s already green! ….Right?
Well, the web isn’t as green as we all think. In fact, data centers, those magical places that house hundreds of servers in which websites live on, produce about 2% of the world’s carbon emissions. To put that in perspective, that’s equivalent to the carbon the airline industry produces! And, I don’t see anyone out there saying the airline industry is green and perfectly fine as it is. So, that same sense of urgency must apply to website design.