CARBON IMPACT OF WEB BROWSING (CIWB)
Carbon emissions are causing several impacts on our environment, especially on the climate. However, most people either underestimate or are unaware of the climate impact of digital activities such as browsing the internet.
In collaboration with Redbrick, this team has created a website that will accurately calculate the carbon impact of any given website. To solve a problem, the problem needs to be known. By showing users the carbon impact of their web browsing, the team hopes they will be encouraged to find alternatives to reduce CO2 emissions from browsing the internet and, at the very least, be mindful of their web browsing habits.
Second-year Computer Science student at UVic
Guoliang Li (Lee)
PhD student in UVic
Fourth-year software engineering student from UVic
Degree in computer science at UVic
The project involves researching and implementing strategies to calculate the carbon impact of web browsing. Students will work with their teammates to design and build web products that utilize the Web API of Redbrick, one of our industry partners. Student teams will be responsible for evaluating and choosing new technologies and libraries to incorporate into the project and writing and maintaining unit tests. The team will be working very closely with Redbrick, to create this solution.