WELCOME TO THE GRÉNGE WEB INITIATIVE
Data represents the key vector. Data is required to read newsletters, send emails, watch videos, conduct research and shop online.
Digital data is not invisible but is materialised by the following three sources of impact:
In 2019, there were around 34 billion digital devices in use around the world, manufactured and connected by millions of kilometres of cables, which all require a supply of electricity.
Fixed, WAN and mobile networks connect user devices to each other and to data centres. This translates to 1.1 billion DSL / fibre routers, 10 million GSM relays (2G to 5G) and about 200 million other active WAN (extended network outside of buildings) and LAN (local network inside the buildings) equipment.1
A few thousand data centres host around 67 million hosted servers, with accompanying computer equipment.1
Data should be treated as a resource.
Our initiative focuses
on accomplishing the
1/ GreenIt, September 2019
As you're reading this sentence, more than 22 terabytes of data are being generated on Facebook, 1.2 million searches completed on Google, and over 100 hours of videos added to Youtube.