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
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 th...
Conclusions
Conclusions


Awareness
Conclusions


Awareness
Information
Conclusions


Awareness
Information
Start local
Questions?
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How To Be A Green Geek

  1. 1. How to be a “green” Geek CristianoBetta.com - BarcampLondon4
  2. 2. It’s not easy being green Ingredients: super soldier serum, anger, and a touch of pepper
  3. 3. An inconvenient truth Polar bears will be extinct by 2050
  4. 4. George W Bush “Some” countries didn’t sign the Kyoto protocol
  5. 5. geeKyoto 2008 Fixing a broken world
  6. 6. Green building blocks Even small things can help
  7. 7. How to do our own Kyoto?
  8. 8. All the technology is here!
  9. 9. 1 - Awareness
  10. 10. Create Awareness Wattson by DIY Kyoto (diykyoto.com)
  11. 11. Track Awareness Carbon Diet (carbondiet.org)
  12. 12. Share awareness Do The Green Thing (dothegreenthing.com)
  13. 13. 2 - DIY
  14. 14. Calculate your impact Avoiding Mass Extinctions Engine (amee.cc)
  15. 15. 3 - Keep it local
  16. 16. Forget your car Bus about 3 times more efficient. Train even better.
  17. 17. Buy Local Most food travels ~2500km to reach your plate
  18. 18. Stop the cow Methane 21x more harmful than CO2 (http://earthsave.org/globalwarming.htm)
  19. 19. It takes food to make meat Eating 1lb of meat = driving a Hummer for 40mi
  20. 20. Use local energy production Solar panels now reaching 40% efficiency
  21. 21. Standardize charging USB Cell batteries (usbcell.com)
  22. 22. Conclusions
  23. 23. Conclusions We broke the world
  24. 24. Conclusions We broke the world Governments won’t fix it quick enough
  25. 25. Conclusions We broke the world Governments won’t fix it quick enough Let’s fix it the geek way
  26. 26. Conclusions We broke the world Governments won’t fix it quick enough Let’s fix it the geek way The technology is already there
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. Conclusions
  29. 29. Conclusions Awareness
  30. 30. Conclusions Awareness Information
  31. 31. Conclusions Awareness Information Start local
  32. 32. Questions?

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