https://mastodon.social/@attac_hl worked on a new green instances list and combined data from http://sp3r4z.fr/mastodon and https://www.thegreenwebfoundation.org/green-web-feed/ now we have a list of interesting results! the output is here: https://greenfediverse.frama.io/green-instances/ this list of green and grey instances is not precise but a beginning.
- our own database (lists) which we started as an open project since 03/2019 with https://chaos.social/@greenfediverse) can be found here: https://lite.framacalc.org/greenfediverse-instances and here: https://lite.framacalc.org/green-webhosting
we want to know: how green is the fediverse? green webhosting will be a important key factor facing the climate crisis on our planet. the worldwide need for energy, especially for our datacenters will increase - but the question is: What kind of energy will we use? Which datacenters and services? For those who are aware about this topic and want to change their everyday behaviour in the digital sphere can start to transform it to a more sustainable. with these list-information you have a first but not complete overview about potential webhosting provider which are using renewable energy for their servers.
our luck is that the green web foundation API is open and we can get the data we need. the results are still incomplete and not always precise, but a beginning. This general problem also depends on the intransparency of the energy market and less information about the energy supplier. let us build a script and open service which gives us information to understand and helps us to transform. let us life utopia, let us be the first dezentralised social network which runs on renewable energy. everyone can decide for themselves which instance or which web host they want to choose, but we have the opportunity to transform ourselves with our digital carbon footprint in an organic way to become green. You can use and implement the script as you like - feel free to experiment with it.
- with these first results we can start to think about how to visualize some of these results. if someone is into data visualization and want the prestige and love of the fediverse community, feel free!
- maybe the script can be implemented on pages where users create their first fediverse accounts, like joinmastodon.org.
- the script could be optimized in different ways. statistics, or energy efficiency.
GreenFediverse is and will be a non-commercial and open project!