Posts Tagged ‘wastes’

 We’re now all in, in green matters and problems, definitely in some twirling movement, in hope of savings energies, reduice consuming and waste, giving home to our trash basket (!), and so long. There’s now a lot of new think tank, from little tries to huge organizations (here is some of them), and we can (sure?) sleep more quietly.

In the meantime, come and go movement of information, goes faster, each day we are front of new exchanges, e-mail reading and throwing (!), new APIs, where people search for the best award to come (and particularly ventures ones…;-) ) ; we try to cope with the “wave” of post, lines, pictures, video and so long representations of social activity. And we spend so much time, that we can, for a while, consider that there’s probably something which is bad for sustainable development. Probably…

Why ? How ?

Think about so huge computing frames needed to supply such apps, think about energy spendings all time, all around the world (included yours…!), wires, waves, broadcasts and web infrastructures, think about so huge events like, TEDLeWeb3SWSXPlugg and so may others, where many people from other side of the planet come to speak, hear and share…with planes, trafic, polluting the earth (tip: I know that airflights pollution provides “only” 4% of carbon production, but anyway, evil is done…). With these such early new behaviors in front of information, knowledge and share, so much computing time, so much computers new bought (most of them laptops, with high needs of energy, but also, green batteries now…), we have to manage in a regular and responsability swear. Maybe another “driving card”, provided by good sense and always reminded ; I will try to purpose some items in many (to complete, you have to !) :

  • on energy savings, probably trying to use devices, never turning them off, prefering the sleep mode, and let it sometimes in rest, avoiding to much warm situations ; don’t use too much devices for the same stuff, prefering multi frame work, device converge comes with fast steps now…(you’ll find out there too some excellent and more complete topics: WattWattLowerFootPrint for example)
  • print ? what for ? there has been so many trees driven to “death” to make books…digital reading is not so far hard now (and reactive, interactive)
  • as you sort wastes in your trash, be careful about :
    • what you send to who, avoiding to much pollution ; everyone knows how about it’s easy to send, forward, copy…to many people who don’t care about the subject, prefering the quietest position in sending message to all ; and message tools now are really talented to do it…
    • what you like to say, how you say it and maybe, the effects of your initial text is sometimes more polluting than useful
    • being short, kind and friendly way ; battle and affront situations make rising the temperature, and getting nervous. Bad for your health, you know…
    • what you keep in any further useful, with a hopeful and maybe feeling…in your memory, folders, messaging…
    • what you don’t keep (!), driving you to make some another research, spending time and energy again
  • think about doing nothing : not give up but doing anything else, which change your ideas, make some progress about thoughts, talks and what you heared ; you became more efficient next time
  • post some picture about nature, elements, animals : there’s so many of them who are going to vanish, in the next few years…
  • having some plants with you can speak with (I know some of you think “he must have turned nut…” ; kind guy…) ; not at all. Speak in front and bout nature is revealing it ; making it real and real. As you may never forget any piece of existence…and for last full of doubt, see here

Well I won’t in any case, too complete scheduled, but gave some ideas, some few elements of thinking. Social networking must be an advance on all fronts, but not anything else but IT progress, wasting others opportunities (and there’s a lot of human ones). There’s probably some simple acts to think about, to make it concrete.

Maybe this post is useless ; maybe not. I had fun about writing it, maybe you will in reading…You tell me.

And don’t forget to water the plant behind you.

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