Jan 28

Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint Workshop


The digital is material. Learn how you can measure and reduce your digital carbon footprint to “embody the just and liberated worlds we long for” (adrienne maree brown). 

In this workshop, we’ll talk about the material impacts of our digital lives. You will be given tools to measure and understand these impacts and, through an ethics of care, reduce and repair harm by shrinking your digital carbon footprint. We frame this work, not through the faulty ideology of individual responsibility, but through the Black feminist praxis of adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. Without absolving corporations and governments of environmental responsibility, we simultaneously embrace “ways for humans to practice being in right relationship to our home and each other, to practice complexity, and grow a compelling future together through relatively simple interactions” (brown 24). Come join our growing community! 

For this virtual workshop, you will need an internet connection and a computer or tablet. It may be difficult to participate in hands-on portions of the workshop with a  phone.

Olympus Mju II - E-Waste

The Digital Humanities Center is committed to hosting and supporting programming that reflects its core values of inclusivity, sustainability, exploration, and collaboration. For questions, accommodation requests, or issues, email us at digitalhumanities@barnard.edu.