Sustainable Web Design: This is just fascinating. Call me oblivious, but I had no idea this was actually a thing.
Right now, at least 332 million tons of CO2—40 percent of the internet’s total footprint—falls at least partially under the responsibility of people who make the web. It needn’t be that large, but with our rotating carousels, high-res images, and more, we have been designing increasingly energy-demanding websites for years, creating monstrous HUMVEE sites where we could be just as well served by slender hybrids or, better yet, bicycles.
Regardless of where you stand ecologically, it’s worth reading.