Work and UX activities measured in CO2e
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Current activityCO2e costSourceFrequencyAnnual CO2 in KGReduction methodNew CO2e costNew Annual CO2 in KGSavings (Kilograms)
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Lifestyle
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A latte343gHBB2 a day, 250 days a year171.5Switch to Black coffee23g11160.5
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Drive to work 5 miles11kg2 a day, 250 days a year5500Cycle to work half the time27502750
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New iPhone16kg16Get a new phone less often (every 3 years)5.310.7
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Using iPhone 1hr day on a 4g connection3.4kgHBB 3651250Limit 4g use to 10min a day2081042
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An ipad every other year130kgApple0.575An iPad last 3 years instead4332
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In the office
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A paper UX book1 kg1010Read ebooks instead (no data available)19
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New iMac every other year720kg0.5360Replace your computer every 4 years, not 2720kg180180
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Postits- 2kg of these a year2kghttp://www.twosides.info/Paper-Has-A-High-Carbon-Footprint2Use eco-postits, and fewer postits0.31.7
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New pens (sharpies)84ghttp://www.eco-pens.com/papermate-earth-write252.2Be thriftier with pens, and use refils11.2
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1 hr on computer (laptop much more energy efficent than tower PC)69g10 hr x 312 days16920% reduction in hours. 13534
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1 hr online55g4 hr x 312 days68.830% reduction4721.8
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1 web search4.5g0
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1 hr webex0
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1 day in officeWork from home 1x a week saves 1.2lb (weak evidence)544g27-27
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Downloading data at 250MB/day. 136g1GB = 13kWh = 544g31242.43Try to avoid video80g2517.43
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Client visits0
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Driving for client visits (1 mile)890g60 miles x 2 x 25 a year2670More webexes - save 40% journeys150g16021068
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Cycle 1 mile65g0
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1 flight of 5000 miles0
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1 year email135kgHBB135Try to send fewer emails, I guess12015
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1 hr big tv (what up)240g0
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Conferences
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Air travel: conferences & client visits (2 a year, 3 days average)2 conferences, nearer, by train0
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A night in a hotel22kg3x2132Airbnb instead of a hotel (no data)8052
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Flights2.3 tons4 total9200Train for 500 miles each way120 x 44808720
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TOTAL19803.935715.614088.33
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Totals minus flights10603.934888.33That's 5 tons.
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Number of UX folk in UX Professionals LinkedIn Group:70000
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20 tons x UX Folk:1,400,000 tons
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UX saving for whole group (without flights)350,000 tons
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...with Flights980,000 tons
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Equivilent to total footprint of the Maldives or Swazilandhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions
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Comparison
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Iraq war (total over several years)600mt
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World-wide annual total30 GT
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