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# How MathsGee can help you reduce carbon footprint

There is all this talk about climate change. The world leaders even met for a historic gathering on climate change in Paris where they all agreed that something had to be done to save the planet.

Now as a individual or organisation, how can you contribute to saving the planet?

Its easy to identify what you have to do if you are a company like Shell, BP and Total but not very obvious if you are purely an internet business.

Maybe the question we should be asking is,”Are we in any way contributing to the detriment of the planet in our internet business?”

Most people are aware of the large carbon footprint of vehicles and agriculture, but cutting down our internet usage could have a massive positive environmental impact.

Are people willing to cut down their internet usage for the benefit of our planetary ecosystem? I dont think enough people are thinking of climate change such that they can sacrifice time online for the good of the planet.

So how can we work together to ensure that we somehow minimise our online impact to the environment?

We at MathsGee estimate that 70% of time on the internet is spent creating new content that some could have easily been recycled. So we have decide to kill two birds with one stone, help achieve quality, inclusive education whilst helping organizations and individuals recycle their content into courses that anyone, anywhere can take for FREE. It is vital that we repurpose content and grow our businesses without compromising the future of our grand kids.

Did you know that connecting together all the world’s smartphones, laptops, desktops and other gadgetry, the infrastructure of the internet uses a lot of energy, and that in turn gives it a hefty carbon footprint? According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, the internet is responsible for roughly one billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, or around two per cent of world emissions.

Google accounts for roughly 40 percent of the internet’s carbon footprint (Quartz) but in April 2018 the company announced that it exceeded its sustainability target, buying more renewable energy than its 2017 global operations consumed (Google Blog).

Internet use releases $\text{CO}_{2}$ via the millions of servers housed in data centers across the world which require electricity to function. Most of this electricity is generated by fossil fuels (Huffington Post).

Ninety percent of the 75 million servers that host websites are powered by fossil fuels, according to Web Neutral Project co-founder Jack Amend (Forbes). The information communications and technology industry, including the internet and cloud services, represent 2 percent of global Co2 emissions according to carbon offset services company Climatecare.

So let us work together and save the planet through recycling our online content and repurposing it into courses on MathsGee. Please contact us and lets do this 🙂

MathsGee is an Online Content Recycling Company. Our online platform serves as a bank for educational content in the form of courses. The content on MathsGee is FREE for everyone, everywhere and anytime.

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