by writing more efficient software that can run on weaker more power efficient hardware, we can help decrease many individuals' carbon footprint, thus making a greater change than by changing our tooth brushing habits
@michcio Depends on the software (and how widely used it is, especially) but this is generally right.
@michcio Also if you write something widely used, make it as small as possible.
Of course, this is all also just poking at the margins, and we need systemic change.
@michcio it's also great for our powerful hardware - your applications don't run in a vacuum, they're multitasking with other applications.
The more efficient your programs the more you can run on the machine!