Day 14: Tips on how to reduce the carbon emissions of your WordPress website

Knowledge is power.

As you send email, subscribe to newsletters, and add media to your WordPress website, have you considered the amount of electricity consumed by the data centers, Internet connection and your digital devices to support your work?

Or the environmental impact of the carbon emissions produced?

If the Internet was a country, it would be the seventh largest polluter in the world.

With WordPress powering 40% of the top 10 million websites (February 2021), as a WordPress user, designer, or developer, you have an opportunity to reduce emissions and make a difference.

In her Tips on how to reduce the carbon emissions of your WordPress website presentation (Google Drive PDF: 2MB), Hannah Smith shares strategies you can use to lessen your carbon emissions impact.

A few items you can act on now:

  • Decrease your personal impact by repairing a broken digital device
  • Run technology on renewable energy, choose a green web host
  • Optimize your WordPress site to use less energy,

The result: decreased carbon footprint and faster loading sites for your visitors and search engines.

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