Join the Global Digital Climate Strike

People will join young climate strikers in a Global #ClimateStrike on the streets on September 20th, 2019, and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Anyone with an online presence has an opportunity to join in and “go green” with a digital strike. Show your support for these people walking out of their homes and workplaces by showing a banner on your site. You can join here. If you have a WordPress site, you can install this plugin and use the banner without further hassle.

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The making of this little blog

I built this site to be as small as possible in size and still realistic to manage. A smaller size means that less energy is required to view it. Although this is not the only aspect of sustainable web development, it is an important one: striving to a minimal page size from the start is essential.

In this post, I explain how this site was built. I try to do it in a non-technical way. But I can not promise anything. So hang on, here we go.

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The purpose of this little blog

I originally built this website for the contest 10k apart. The goal was to go back to the basics of web development and build a website that can be delivered in less than 10 kilobytes (10 kB). The original version of this site is delivered in about 8 kB. As for comparison, an empty Word document is around 11 kB. An average webpage is nowadays more than 3 MB (or 3000 kB)!

The original idea was simple: a site with a small size, and thus a low footprint, about global warming.

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Voilà, the first blog post

This is the first of hopefully several interesting blog posts to follow on this site.

In future posts, I and perhaps others will explain why and how this site has been made. This blog will be mostly about how technology impacts our climate and what we can do about it by changing our behaviour. If you want to write about an interesting, related subject that you have on your mind, please let me know by email.

I hope to see you around. In the meantime, please be sure to join the cause and work together on a brighter future.

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