Crafting a Digital Climate Plan: How Digital Sustainability can Enhance Resilience, Transform Governance and Promote Equity

Thu, May 25, 2023
Virtual Webinar Thu, May 25, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Hosted by techsoup and mightybytes


The climate crisis is the existential challenge of our time. Many nonprofits understand how urgently we must act, yet even mission-driven organizations continue to exclude digital sustainability from their scope of concern. While we think of the internet as an ethereal cloud, the reality is that it remains largely powered by fossil fuels. What's more, there are now an estimated 5 billion online users, putting the carbon emissions of our collective digital lives on par with those of the airline industry. This means that our digital lives are a rapidly growing (if still unacknowledged) contributor to global warming. Understanding the relationship between digital technology and climate emissions can be daunting, not to mention confusing. Yet it is one of the most immediate and powerful ways for organizations to make a difference. Digital sustainability is not simply a matter of emissions reduction, though. In order to be meaningful, digital transformation and digital sustainability agendas must align with new governance frameworks that are responsive to the challenges and complexities of the 21st century.

In this webinar, TechSoup Canada has partnered with the digital sustainability experts at Mightybytes to bring you a session packed to the brim with actionable and inspiring prompts to help your nonprofit become a digital sustainability champion. In this session you will learn about:

  • The role that the internet plays in driving climate emissions;
  • Actionable strategies for reducing your digital carbon footprint – from design strategies to accessible communications and lots more;
  • How to get started design your very own digital climate action plan;
  • Emerging governance frameworks to facilitate equitable and just digital sustainability outcomes.

Thu, May 25, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Tim Frick is the founder of Mightybytes, a pioneer in the emerging field of sustainable web design. He is a Certified Sustainability Designer and the author of 4 books, including Designing for Sustainability.