Sat, 03 Sept|
La Trobe Arts Institute
Digital Decluttering - Marie Kondo meets the Internet!
Join Rob Eales from the Commoners Co-op and get some valuable tips about decluttering your digital world. A win/win for you and the planet!
Time & Location
03 Sept 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
La Trobe Arts Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
About the event
All the extra data, photos, emails, files etc. we have is slowing us down, shortening our computers lives, creating ewaste and heating up the planet.
We all can, though, personally, contribute to improving this situation with small and easy actions.
Come along to Digital Declutter workshop to (with apologies to Marie Kondo) find out how deleting stuff off your computer and phone can spark joy!
Rob Eales will explain how to find and delete unnecessary and unneeded data. On the day he will personally demonstrate the giddy fear and delight that comes with permanently deleting data that he once considered very important."
In the digital world, similar to the environment, there is a huge amount of trash. Unnecessary emails, files, apps, duplicates of photos and videos are all digital waste.
This digital trash creates digital pollution that continues to consume energy even when we have forgotten it. Digital trash sits in the backups on servers that provide us with cloud service and continue consuming electricity.
Each year the internet and its supporting systems produce 900 million tons of CO2,
which’s more than the annual output of the whole Germany. Some studies estimate that in a decade the internet network will consume 20 percent of the world’s total energy*.
If we delete all unnecessary files, apps, photos and videos, we are not just saving a huge amount of CO2 but we are also extending the life of our gadgets, feel more balanced, and we take control over our lives, forge new digital habits, and we will be more efficient and satisfied. Sounds like a win-win!
Supported by La Trobe University Arts Institute.