We’re in a climate crisis. The internet contributes significantly to the world’s global carbon emissions. But we also believe in the internet as a global public good that can inform, empower and connect us.
So how can we reduce emissions and advance a more sustainable internet? What else could the open internet do for the planet?
We invite technologists, designers, political minds, activists and citizens who care about the internet and our planet to imagine alternatives and develop potential ideas for the future together.
On our journey to environmental sustainability, we began several open explorations:
- Visit our Museum of the Fossilized Internet. In this research object, we explore the major contributions to the internet's carbon footprint through an imagined (miniature) museum from the future.
- Future Scenarios. In this participatory process, we developed desirable future scenarios where we imagined a greener internet, as well as ambitious changes in society, economics and technology.
- 1000 Ideas. In a series of workshops, we asked what can be done right now to make the internet more sustainable. These ideas range from very specific actions, like changes in UI or hosting providers, to broader calls for more research and advocacy.
All of these explorations are designed to spark conversation and generate bold, actionable ideas. Our hope is that we can collaboration within and beyond Mozilla towards a more sustainable internet, and we welcome working with anyone interested in making that happen.
Individual and collective action need to go together: everyone can do their part and we need systemic change. We’re not looking to vilify people or behaviours, instead we’re inviting everyone to join our journey in figuring out how to do better, and what that even means.