Mozilla Festival 2021 (March 8th – 19th, 2021)

Firefox Eco-Mode and 1000 More Ideas for a Sustainable Internet
2021-03-16, 14:30–15:30, Zoom Room 5A

Mozilla recently released its Greenhouse Gas emissions baseline, which shows 98% of Mozilla’s emissions come from the use of its digital products. This report is an important step in quantifying the energy consumption of our digital infrastructure. Last Mozfest we brainstormed 1000 ideas for a sustainable internet. Now we want to build on our new metrics and unpack Mozilla’s GHG emissions baseline. We will also discuss other recent initiatives towards a sustainable internet: Mozilla’s Web Vision 2025, Branch magazine and the policy workshop on trustworthy AI and the climate crisis. Together we will generate 1000 more ideas for a more sustainable internet and conclude with reflections on how to put these ideas into action in 2021.

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Our agenda is designed to handle a range of participant sizes. The more people who come, the more breakout groups we can have.

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This session is part of several larger initiatives to work on a sustainable internet, including with the Environmental Champions at Mozilla, with fellows working on these issues, and partnerships with several organizations taking these ideas forward.

Fieke is a researcher and practitioner on issues related to technology, autonomy, power, and human rights. She is a Mozilla fellow and a PhD candidate at the Data Justice Lab.

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Michelle Thorne is a Senior Program Officer at Mozilla leading a PhD program on Open Design of Trust Things (OpenDoTT) and is a Environmental Champion in Mozilla’s Sustainability Program.

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