Let’s Do It World network organizes first ever global Digital Cleanup Day on 22nd of April 2020

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Tallinn, 17/04/2020 – Let’s Do It World Network organizes first ever global Digital Cleanup Day on ​22ndof April 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day​.

People don’t often realize that in the digital world there is also pollution that influences the actual environment. Almost all online activities increase our carbon footprint. In 2009, McAfee published a report which said that it takes the same amount of energy to deliver billions of spam e-mails as two million US households use in a day. By 2025, it is estimated that data repositories will be using a fifth of all produced energy, as well as be some of the greatest polluters.

Digital Cleanup has a distinct and real effect. Removing digital waste clears storage space in devices, thus making them faster and saving valuable time. An organised digital workspace also has a positive psychological effect, as tidy workplace results in increased focus. Decluttering may help inspiration and forgotten ideas to resurface, too.

The world is in lockdown, many countries have imposed severe restrictions of movement on their citizens who have to face weeks between their house walls. I am sure they have already cleaned their possessions, now it’s time to turn attention to the digital clutter of their lives,” said Heidi Solba, The President and Head of Network of Let’s Do It World, which is the organization behind the largest-ever cleanup action World Cleanup Day, that in 2019 brought 21 million people out to clean 180 nations.

Digital Cleanup Day invites everyone to sign up on digital.worldcleanupday.org  (opens on April 20) and declutter their devices and delete unnecessary files on April 22nd.

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News Link: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/news/2020/04/17/first-ever-global-digital-cleanup-day-happens-on-22nd-of-april-2020-to-celebrate-the-50th-anniversary-of-earth-day