GreenCo Project | Fighting Digital Pollution

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Introduction

Have you ever heard of the GreenCo project and the negative effects on the environment caused by the use of technology?

Data usage, like streaming videos, browsing the web, or sending messages, can have harmful effects on the environment. This happens because the servers and data centers that store and process all this information require a lot of energy to run.

This energy often comes from burning fossil fuels, which releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.

Additionally, the production and disposal of electronic devices, such as smartphones and computers, also generate pollution and waste.

So, while data usage may seem invisible, its environmental footprint is significant and something to consider as we continue to rely on technology in our daily lives.

The GreenCo project, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, aims to make people more aware of how using too much data can harm the environment.

It also wants to offer easy and straightforward ideas to reduce this harm.

The Project

The project known as GreenCo, funded partly by the Erasmus+ Program, focuses on developing awareness about the environmental impact of digital pollution caused by excessive data usage.

It involves creating a GREEN Computing App and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to educate people about this issue.

Starting on February 1, 2022, and concluding on November 30, 2024, GreenCo aims to provide simple solutions to minimise digital pollution.

With a grant of €280,700.00, the project operates under the Erasmus+ program’s Key Action for partnerships, emphasising cooperation and sharing practices in vocational education and training.

The target group 

The project team includes three schools that teach about computers and communication, both in high school and college, along with a group of partners who work on training for digital jobs.

Also involved is a research and training group that helps businesses compete better in the tech industry.

Together, they focus on creating and sharing new ideas and knowledge at local, regional, and European levels.

Project Results

One of the result of the project was an ebook to gather information about green computing. It covers four main areas:

  1. How much energy computers use
  2. How to recycle electronic waste
  3. The initiatives to promote green practices
  4. The laws related to green computing

You can read it for free on the website!

Do you want to know more?

Are you interested in finding out more about the project and its future results?

Visit the official website and discover all the details!

 

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