TalTech invites its staff and students to participate in Digital Cleanup Day on 27 January to organise our digital life and delete all unnecessary information stored on devices (laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc.) which have turned into digital waste and noise over time.
Everything we do online increases our carbon footprint. The Internet and devices related to it currently produce 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. According to forecasts, this amount is set to double by 2025.
TalTech is going to participate in the national Digital Cleanup Day, hosted by Telia.
Therefore, delete everything you no longer use or need. Videos, photos, files, emails on your phone, tablet, and computer. Various tips and guidelines for the cleanup are available on the website of the Digital Cleanup Day. For more information.
Write down what you cleaned and the Information Technology Services will let you know the total amount of digital waste that we managed to remove. The form will remain open until 28 January 2023. The most diligent cloud cleaners will receive surprise prizes!
The goal of the Digital Cleanup Day is to reduce the amount of digital waste that we create, such as unnecessary files, documents, photos, and videos. We are going to tackle devices belonging to the university, personal devices, and cloud environments. The second goal of this year’s Cleanup Day is the disposal of old devices.