Cloud computing is great. We here at hashtagnerd are big big fans but we understand that there is an inherent dependency in our lives and our passions that run on energy. We are also huge supporters of the green energy movements here in Ohio, most notably G.E.O. – Green Energy Ohio who are providing education and facilitating meetings with interested parties and the experts needed to move ourselves to a greener world.
I believe it is important that if we are as a society going to continue bettering our lives with technology that we grant our planet those same benefits. Luckily there are other people who are in the same mindset.
At the urgence of more then 80,000 supporters world wide in the “Ask Facebook to unfriend coal” campaign Facebook has began moving to alternative energy sources.
Greenpeace has launched a campaign asking that three of the largest data warehouses (Microsoft, Apple and Amazon) begin to move to a greener solution for their energy needs and being removing their dependency on coal power.
Giant data centres which store and send the terabytes of pictures, emails, songs and streaming videos we enjoy every day are now one of the fastest growing sources of new electricity demand in the world. Every day, tons of asthma-inducing, climate destroying coal pollution is thrown in the air to keep the Internet humming.
Sign the petition here: