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Projets Erasmus+

Projet 2024
Disconnect to Reconnect

Within the framework of the Partnership
Regain - Roby-Code - Kocaturk

Programme 2024- 2025

Partenariat stratégique simplifié 2023-3-FR02-KA210-YOU-000175553

🌱Digital Footprint Training: Digital Pollution Awareness Training -
Call for Participants🌱

Are you concerned about the environmental and personal impacts of digital
pollution? Join us for a groundbreaking digital awareness training session
designed to learn about this critical issue and make a positive change!

Event Details :

Title : Digital Footprint Training
Date : October
Location : Germany
Objective : Educate participants about digital pollution and equip them
with practical strategies to reduce their digital footprint for a healthier
planet and personal well-being.


What is Digital Pollution?

When we think of "environmental pollution," our minds often conjure
images of factories emitting harmful fumes or traffic congestion affecting
the environment. While numerous images related to environmental issues
come to mind, there's one aspect that remains less intuitive but equally
crucial for public awareness: digital pollution.

Digital pollution encompasses the environmental impact associated with
the entire lifecycle of digital technology. This includes everything from the
manufacturing of devices like computers and smartphones to their disposal,
as well as the various ways users interact with these devices.
More precisely, this pollution is linked to Internet usage but also to the
manufacturing of equipment, servers, networks or data storage.

The three major sources of digital pollution

*The manufacturing of digital equipment.
*The end-of-life disposal of digital devices and equipment.
*The user's digital practices.

This last step, is often seen as the least harmful. Indeed, thanks to its
invisibility, the users are not aware of their impact on the environment.
However, streaming platforms, sending and storing emails, as well as data
storage generate high energy consumption. In fact, the carbon footprint
caused by our daily activities is very important and is unfortunately
underestimated by every Internet user.

The Disconnect to Reconnect project aims to raise awareness about the
significant environmental impact of digital technologies and promote
responsible usage practices. In light of alarming statistics revealing the
staggering electricity consumption of the internet, surpassing even that of
the industrial sector, it's imperative to recognize the urgency of addressing
digital pollution. As highlighted by the comparison to air transport, the
internet's ecological footprint far exceeds expectations, with activities like
streaming videos consuming energy equivalent to thousands of low-energy
light bulbs.

In addition to its environmental impact, digital pollution can also have
significant effects on people's well-being and health. Excessive digital
usage, such as prolonged screen time and constant connectivity, has been
linked to various negative consequences, including eye strain, disrupted
sleep patterns, increased stress levels, and reduced productivity. Moreover,
the reliance on digital devices for communication and social interaction can
lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection from real-life relationships.

The project seeks to educate individuals about the hidden energy
costs associated with digital consumption, emphasizing the
importance of mindful usage habits. It recognizes the importance of
addressing not only the environmental ramifications but also the
detrimental effects on individuals' physical and mental health caused by
digital pollution. By promoting responsible usage practices and
encouraging individuals to disconnect from digital devices periodically, the
project aims to mitigate these adverse impacts and foster a healthier
relationship with technology.


Who Can Participate?
We're inviting individuals who :

Are passionate about environmental sustainability and personal wellness.
Are curious to explore the concept of digital pollution and its implications.
Are committed to making positive changes in their digital habits.

For inquiries or further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to

laborieregain@gmail.com coordinated by : Veronica Castro, Association Regain.

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