Published on June 1, 2008
How to be a “green” Geek CristianoBetta.com - BarcampLondon4
It’s not easy being green Ingredients: super soldier serum, anger, and a touch of pepper
An inconvenient truth Polar bears will be extinct by 2050
George W Bush “Some” countries didn’t sign the Kyoto protocol
geeKyoto 2008 Fixing a broken world
Green building blocks Even small things can help
How to do our own Kyoto?
All the technology is here!
1 - Awareness
Create Awareness Wattson by DIY Kyoto (diykyoto.com)
Track Awareness Carbon Diet (carbondiet.org)
Share awareness Do The Green Thing (dothegreenthing.com)
2 - DIY
Calculate your impact Avoiding Mass Extinctions Engine (amee.cc)
3 - Keep it local
Forget your car Bus about 3 times more efﬁcient. Train even better.
Buy Local Most food travels ~2500km to reach your plate
Stop the cow Methane 21x more harmful than CO2 (http://earthsave.org/globalwarming.htm)
It takes food to make meat Eating 1lb of meat = driving a Hummer for 40mi
Use local energy production Solar panels now reaching 40% efﬁciency
Standardize charging USB Cell batteries (usbcell.com)
Conclusions We broke the world
Conclusions We broke the world Governments won’t ﬁx it quick enough
Conclusions We broke the world Governments won’t ﬁx it quick enough Let’s ﬁx it the geek way
Conclusions We broke the world Governments won’t ﬁx it quick enough Let’s ﬁx it the geek way The technology is already there
Conclusions We broke the world Governments won’t ﬁx it quick enough Let’s ﬁx it the geek way The technology is already there Need to change people’s habbits
Conclusions Awareness Information
Conclusions Awareness Information Start local
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