Environment and ICTs

Selection of digital devices: Guide for users
Selection of digital devices: Guide for users 17 June 2022 Pangea

In this guide, Pangea shares some basic notions to make your choice of digital devices more ethical, sustainable and caring, in terms of environmental and social impacts, using the selection of a computer as an example.

How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? During Earth Day 2022, APC hosted a Twitter chat on technology and climate justice
How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? During Earth Day 2022, APC hosted a Twitter chat on technology and climate justice 25 April 2022 APCNews

How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? This was the focus of a Twitter chat hosted by APC during Earth Day and joined by members of our network and other organisations and individuals.

Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Revisiting GISWatch on Earth Day 2022
Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Revisiting GISWatch on Earth Day 2022 21 April 2022 Michelle Thorne

What is the weight of a byte? Who breathes in fumes so that I can stream a film? Who mines for tin while we zoom in? For too long, internet policy makers and tech companies punted their responsibilities towards people and the planet.

Earth Day 2022: “Digital technologies left alone tend to disaster, but they have the potential to improve human activities”
Earth Day 2022: “Digital technologies left alone tend to disaster, but they have the potential to improve human activities” 21 April 2022 Gaurav Jain

This year's theme of Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet”, and we showcase how APC members across the world are taking the lead here as well as two landmark publications that point to how we all can contribute to environmental justice and sustainability.

Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support”
Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support” 19 April 2022 APCNews

Meet new APC member MAJI in Nigeria, an initiative that supports independent media projects, the development of innovative ICTs for community use and promotes participatory citizen journalism initiatives to increase transparency and accountability.

Seeding change: Environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen female leadership
Seeding change: Environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen female leadership 04 March 2022 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? In Central America, the intersection between digital transformation and environmental justice has been a priority for Sulá Batsú for many years.

LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias joins the APC network: "This link will allow us to strengthen our organisation and generate new networking opportunities"
LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias joins the APC network: "This link will allow us to strengthen our organisation and generate new networking opportunities" 28 January 2022 APCNews

Meet new APC member LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias in Ecuador, which is committed to social justice, autonomy, digital sovereignty, human rights, the rights of nature, and a free and feminist internet.

In Memoriam: Ian Peter (9/6/1948 – 26/12/2021)
In Memoriam: Ian Peter (9/6/1948 – 26/12/2021) 06 January 2022 Andrew Garton, Sue Taylor and Paul Wilson

A tribute to internet pioneer and historian Ian Peter, founder of Australia's first public internet provider and a founding director of APC. 

Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF
Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF 17 December 2021 APCNews

The inputs from the speakers collectively built on a key takeaway from this edition of GISWatch, that the burden of environmental destruction and pollution falls disproportionately on communities that experience discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.

The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities
The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities 15 December 2021 APCNews

in 2021, we highlighted 27 stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. These stories demonstrate that listening to multiple voices and learning from positive impacts made locally are important ways to keep seeding and harvesting change.

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