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Carbon.txt was a session at IndieWebCamp Berlin 2019.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/carbon.txt

IndieWebCamp Berlin 2019
Session: Carbon.txt
When: 2019-05-04 16:10



deck: https://speakerdeck.com/mrchrisadams/building-a-planet-friendly-web


Current approach in the open source code in this repo here: https://github.com/thegreenwebfoundation/thegreenwebfoundation

  • Check the cached records for an url, if found return (is the website offset? )
  • Check the customer records for an url, if found return (does the hosting co offset, or use green power themselves)
  • Check the ip records for an url, if found return - (are the ips a site is hosted on linked to a DC known to run on green power?)
  • Check the as records for an url, if found return - (are the autonomous systems (big bunch of IPs) linked to a DC running on green power?)
  • None found, then return url = grey

I've been looking at how we power our personal sites: https://slides.com/mrchrisadams/green-your-django-project/#/5

If I have a website here: https://blog.chrisadams.me.uk/2019/05/03/trying-out-an-indieweb-rsvp/

which is hosted here: https://krystal.co.uk/

And I know it's _really _running here: https://www.netwisehosting.co.uk/data-centres/green-data-centres.html

Who get their power from here: https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/

Then I think there is a way to confirm this, independently because generated power is registered with this regulator here https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/

Which I can look up they the regulator publishes it as open data, which I can make searchable here https://greenweb-regos.herokuapp.com/regos-a486ca7/CertificatesExternalPublicDataWarehouse-csv?textbox39__contains=Ecotricity

If we expect other professionals to minimse the harm they are aware of in their industry, surely we'd expect the same of ourselves, when we -

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