The Internet’s usage of dirty energy is a growing concern. The Internet’s data centres alone may already have the same CO₂ footprint as global air travel. For the first time, this year’s Internet Health Report by the Mozilla Foundation has explicitly stated that sustainability should be a bigger priority for the industry.
WordPress is the most widely used CMS on the Internet. As of April 2018, it powers 30.6% of the world’s top 10 million websites. This makes WordPress a concentrated target to promote the greening of the Internet.
In this talk, Jack will discuss the ideas, principles and emerging best practices of sustainable web design, and how they can be applied to WordPress websites.