- The Model
- Computer Emission Fund
- Youth Ambassador Program
WithOneSeed, we're working to create regional partnerships. We aim to mobilise Australians to take action on climate change by participating in economic partnerships with vulnerable nations in our region.
WithOneSeed has established a Computer Emissions Fund to provide a sustainable revenue stream for Community Tree Cooperatives as well as for the broader community. It provides opportunities for Australian schools, businesses and government to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from their computer use, while supporting community development in Timor Leste.
Computer Emissions Fund
Computers use large amounts of energy, and through the usage of that energy they cause substantial emissions of greenhouse gases.
It is estimated that in 2011 a quarter of the world population of 7 billion are using computers connected to the internet, generating significant global emissions from personal and business use of computer technology.
Computer use is responsible for nearly 2.7 percent of Australia’s total carbon emissions. More significantly, it is directly responsible for more than 7 per cent of all electricity generated in Australia. Further, on average, employees in Australian enterprises are each responsible for 0.75 tonnes a year of carbon emissions.
ICT consumption is expected to expand rapidly during the next decade and the ICT footprint will account for over 4% of total carbon emission by 2020.
"Carbon and Computers in Australia The Energy Consumption and Carbon Footprint of ICT Usage in Australia in 2011." A report for the Australian Computer Society by Connection Research. www.acs.org.au/attachments/ICFACSV4100412.pdf
Computers damage the environment in three ways; manufacturing, usage and disposal.
Manufacturing - Primary materials extraction, primary materials processing, component manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and distribution.
Usage - Purchase of electricity that emits carbon into the atmosphere through generation
Disposal - Most computers at the end of their life cycle are thrown into landfill polluting the soil. Silica, Plastics, Iron, Aluminium, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Nickel, Tin, Mercury, Silver, Cobalt, Gold, Selenium, Manganese, Arsenic and Cadmium are some of the chemical inside computers.
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