Digital Cleanup Day 2022 engaged people in 124 countries to tackle climate change

Written by
Iryna Komazova
March 26, 2022

On 19 March 2022 Digital Cleanup Day was held for the 3rd time. Individuals and communities all over the world checked their devices for unnecessary files and deleted them.

So far people from 124 different countries have registered their cleanups with most participants from Taiwan, followed by the United States and Spain.

530,884 GB of data has been deleted. While 900,000,000 tons of CO2 are produced by internet and its supporting systems every year, this result will lead to diminishing around 133 tons of CO2 production per year and slowing down climate warming. The counting is still in progress.

Digital Cleanup Day was also introduced at EXPO 2020 Dubai where pavilions and their guests were challenged to delete pictures and videos, especially those taken during the event. Altogether 51 EXPO country pavilions took part in EXPO 2020 Dubai Digital Cleanup Challenge and deleted more than 78 000 GB of data. However, the biggest digital cleanup starts just after EXPO 2020. Heidi Solba, President of Let's Do It World and Anneli Ohvril, Executive Director of Let's Do It World acknowledged the best pavilions and celebrated the results of Digital Cleanup Day at EXPO 2020 Dubai. Thank you Estonian National Foundation of Civil Society for the support!

Digital Cleanup is a much needed ongoing activity. You can register your results throughout the year here:

https://www.digitalcleanupday.org/

Digital Cleanup was in focus on 19 March 2022 and we already have some remarkable results to share.
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