TOOLS
ARE THE
REVOLUTION

Revolution requires a tools. We don’t want to just talking, it’s too late for that.

We need to take an action!

Tools have a power to change our lives, behaviors and world around.

Here you can find a selection of available tools that can help you to tackle the issue of Digital Ecology.

Remember! Each action you take online left behind Digital Carbon Footprint!

Act responsibly.

FBEXIT

Facebook say that annual per-user carbon emission is 299g of C02.

This is quite an achievement, but when there will be 3,02 bilion users until 2021 that gives in total 9 ML TONES of CO2.

Facebook remains the preferred platform for pushing propaganda.
According to the Oxford Internet Institute, the number of countries with political disinformation campaigns nearly doubled to 70 in the last two years.

Facebook profiles are never private, your name is visible in searches. Facebook does not allow users to keep their personal information private, and they add numerous option to the privacy policy list.

Clean and delete your account today, it doesn't hurt.

We will help you to get through it.

Below you can find step by step guide how to do it properly.

This process might take a while, remember that it's not in the facebook interest to let you go.

It is impossible to delete all your activity with a single click. “Delete Everything Button” does not exist, you will have to take some time to make sure that all data you produced through years is not consuming energy to be stored.

Takin a shortcut by deleting or deactivating your account is not a solution. Your data will be still owned by facebook. They are not even plan to scrub their systems of your connection to the data that was once in their portal.

# FBEXIT STEP BY STEP GUIDE

#1: GET RID OF THE HABIT

Uninstall Facebook and Messenger apps on your phone.

That will help you to get rid of a habit of checking new notifications and messages.

It will be hard at the beginning, but you will see that after a two weeks you will no longer have a need to scroll.

#2: DON'T DO IT HASTILY

The biggest obstacle you might face is the fear of loosing contact with your friends.

Inform them in advance that your account will be deleted, so you could choose a perfect substitute for Messenger. Remember that WhatsApp and Instagram are owned by Facebook, so that might not be the solution.

For the communication purpose we recommend you to check Signal App.

Here you can find a placeholders for your cover & profile photo and post, that you can use to inform your friends about #FBEXIT and encourage them to join you.

DOWNLOAD THE PACK

#3: TAKE YOUR DATA WITH YOU

Facebook earns their money mostly on selling your data to the marketers, so they are able to precisely target their advertisement.

In 2019 their revenue reached 70.7 bilion U.S dollars.

Targeting is the process of identifying the most attractive customers segments, usually the ones most profitable for the business. How they are doing that?

By analysing your data which is your gender, place of living, age, groups and pages you following, post that you like and comment most.

That's why before you leave, make sure that you take all your data with you. Downloading your pictures and videos is not enough.

Before you begin, make sure you remember your password, you will have to approve those changes by applying it.

Begin with cleaning all your personal information in "ABOUT" section (overview, work and education, places you've liked, contact and basic info, family and relationships, details about you, life event).

#4: CLEAR YOUR TRACES

How to clear all your traces like the post, comments, and photos?

You will need for that Chrome extension which will run a script on your Facebook activity log. (just for the record, we do not recommend using Chrome, but this is a one-time exception)

1. Open your computer, unfortunately, you will not be able to do it on your mobile.

2. Download the “Social Book Post Manager” Extension for Chrome.

Later in this guide, I will call extension 'script.'

HERE IS THE LINK

3. Open your facebook profile and look for the "activity log", you can find this section in the drop down menu right next to the notifications and quick help icon.

4. Click on the Icon of the newly installed browser extension. It's located at the right top of the chrome window.

5. Choose from the filters on facebook which activities you want to delete first, as there are many (posts, posts you are tagged in, other's posts to your timeline, hidden from timeline, hidden from timeline, likes and reactions, post and comments, pages and interest, comments, profile, friends, song's you listened to, movies and TV, games, books, products you wanted, videos you've watched, voice interactions, search history, location history, notes about you, pokes, stories, volunteering).

Now you select on script, which time frame you would like to delete from your activity log. You can choose specific years and or months.

If you want to remove everything, select “Select All", choose if your content need to be delated, unliked or hidden.

You have to be aware that sometimes you will have to run script few times to make sure all actions were done.

If the script does not delete everything, please reduce the speed in which it runs.

To be honest, this process might take you a few hours, especially if you've been a heavy facebook user.

How to deal with each section? Let's begin from the bottom

⌦ STORIES - just delete them all.

⌦ POKES - personally I really like this function, but no excuses, delete them all!

⌦ SECURITY AND LOG INFORMATION - ACTIVE SESSION - here you can check all the active sessions on your profile. If you do not recognize some of them, log out. Make sure you will not log out yourself :)

⌦ SECURITY AND LOG INFORMATION - LOGINS AND LOGOUTS - those are information that as a users we are not able to delete. As you can see, facebook gathers information about your IP addresses. SICK!

⌦ YOUR PLACES - unfortunately, it is impossible to delete places you've once created.

⌦ NOTES - make sure you saved most important once before you delete them.

⌦ SAVED - here you will find all saved items. You can easily delete them all.

⌦ SEARCH HISTORY - you can delete it all with one click, it's at the top 'clear searches'

⌦ EVENTS - YOUR EVENTS - here you can delete all events organized by you.

⌦ EVENTS - EVENT RESPONSES - download all the responses for the events, whether you said you are coming or not.

⌦ EVENT - EVENT INVITATIONS - unfortunately, this script does not support massive deleting you from the guest list. You will have to do it by hand.

⌦ GROUPS - MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY - this script does not support the process of deleting you from the groups, you will have to do it by the hand.

⌦ GROUPS - POST AND COMMENTS - you can delete your posts, and unlike but you will have to manually remove comments that you are tagged in.

⌦ VIDEOS YOU'VE WATCHED, PRODUCTS, BOOKS, GAMES, MOVIES, ARTICLES, SONGS, LIFE EVENTS - you can delete all the record

⌦ PROFILE - here you can delete all the information about activity on your profile

⌦ COMMENTS - you are able to delete your comments, unfortunately, all tags you will have to delete manually.

⌦ LIKES AND REACTIONS - POST AND COMMENTS - you can delete them all, please be aware that some times you will have to run script few times to make sure that all the interactions are deleted.

I recommend to do it year by year.

⌦ LIKES AND REACTIONS - PAGES AND INTERESTS - here you can take back your like that you gave to pages and commercial profiles. Important note! Instead of asking the script to unlike, choose delete.

⌦ PHOTOS AND VIDEOS - if you are ready, delete your pictures and videos. Make sure that you saved the most valuable ones.

#5: DELETE YOUR AD PREFERENCES

For this section there is no script, you will have to remove your ad interest manually.
Those are the information that facebook shares about you with the marketers.

Go through each section, and remove your interests.
Then move to advertisers and business and hide all adds from them.

Disable access to the information in 'your information' and 'ad settings' sections.

Now you are invisible for the facebook marketers :) 

EDIT YOUR ADS PREFERENCES HERE

#6: SOCIAL LOGINS

Social login is a form of single sign-on using existing information from a social service such as Facebook, Twitter to sign into a third party website instead of creating a new login account specifically for that website.

Check what apps and websites you've used facebook to log into, and make sure you will be able to login to them without you account.

How you can do it?

Go to Settings > Apps and website.

You will see the list of the connected apps. Check what kind of personal information you provided to them.

#7: WHAIT A WHILE

Unfortunately, all the changes require time to be processed.

According to the FB Help Center, it can take as long as 90 days for the site to totally wipe the data of yours that's been stored in their backup systems.

To avoid generating new activities, I simply encourage you to log out, and set up reminder in 3 months to log in again and delete your account.

#8: DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT

Now, when your facebook is clean and all the changes been overwrite on the servers, you can delete your account.

You can do it under this link

DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT

SIGNAL

SECURED TEXTING

Signal is a messaging app, just like WhatsApp or iMessage or Messenger but one that's geared towards privacy and security rather than cute emoji stickers.

Signal is made for you. As an Open Source project supported by grants and donations, Signal can put users first. There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, no creepy tracking.

Unlike other messaging apps, Signal doesn't store a copy of your messages on internet servers (“in the cloud”).

But please remember to set up disappearing messages before you begin texting with anyone.

It's available on iOS, Android and as a desktop app.

DOWNLOAD SIGNAL

TWITTER

Let’s say it loud. A lot of the stuff that is posted there is worthless. Twitter earns at least 86% of its revenue from advertising.

The energy it takes to send a tweet generates 0.2 grams of CO2.

With 500 million tweets sent daily, a total of 10 metric tons of CO2 are emitted per day.

Thanks god, it's much easier to clean and delete your twitter than facebook.

#TWEXIT STEP BY STEP GUIDE

#1: GET RID OF THE HABIT

Uninstall Twitter app on your phone.

That will help you to get rid of a habit of checking new notifications and scrolling the feed.

It will be hard at the beginning, but you will see that after a two weeks you will no longer have a need to scroll.

#2: INFORM YOUR FOLLOWERS

The biggest obstacle you might face is the fear of losing your audience.

Inform them in advance that your account will be deleted.

SUGGESTED DELETED EPITAPH TWEET

The energy it takes to send a tweet generates 0.2 grams of CO2.

With 500 million tweets sent daily, a total of 10 metric tons of CO2 are emitted per day.

I don't want to be part of it. I've just begun the process of #TWEXIT
join me

Step by step guide www.radicalzz.network


PLACEHOLDER

Here you can find  placeholders for your cover & profile photo and post, that you can use to inform your friends about #TWEXIT and encourage them to join you.

DOWNLOAD THE PACK

#3: DELETE YOUR DATA

Clean your tweets, likes. It's super easy. You can do it with TweetDelete tool.

Unfortunately, if you have been heavy user of twitter, you will have to pay 9$ for the premium account.

DELETE YOUR TWEETS

#4: DELETE YOUR MESSAGES

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any accurate tool, that would support this process, so you will have to delete the message by message.

#5: MASS UNFOLLOW

Now it's time to unfollow your folks. You can do it by hand, or automise the process with an app like iunfollow.

The daily limit to unfollow is 50 users.

If you have been a heavy user, you will need to pay 9.99$ to get the unlimited version, otherwise, it will take years to clean your account.

UNFOLLOW

#4: CHANGE YOUR @USERNAME

Even after deactivating your account, your nickname might still appear in google search. That's why it's worth changing it.

Choose a funky one, go to settings > username, and apply changes.

#6: SOCIAL LOGIN AND ADD PREFERENCES

Go to settings & privacy, then privacy and safety, and let the fun begin:


⌦ TWEETS > Location information > delete all location information.

⌦ DISCOVERABILITY AND CONTACTS > Contacts > Manage contacts > remove them all!

⌦ PERSONALISATION AND DATA
disable all the settings on this page.

Go at the bottom and click

⌦ SEE YOUR TWITTER DATA

Click Account: 

⌦ CONTACTS: remove all contacts

⌦ GENDER: add none gender

INTEREST AND ADS DATA:

⌦ APPS, DEVICES & INFORMATION > disconnect them all

⌦ CONNECTED APPS > check this list and make sure you will be able to login to those apps without twitter account. If so, then you can revoke the access.

INTEREST AND ADS DATA  

INTEREST FOR TWITTER > uncheck all

TAILORED AUDIENCE > those motherfuckers does not allow to remove you from the advertisers’ audiences.

If you are on the web, you can visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at optout.aboutads.info to opt out of seeing interest-based advertising from Twitter in your current browser.

#7: DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT

I would recommend to log out and wait at least 30 days to all changes be overwritten on their servers.
Set up a reminder, log in again after this period and delete your account.

Go to settings > deactivate your account.

EMAILS

SINGLE EMAIL EMITS 30G OF CO2

In a single hour, more than twelve billion emails are sent, equating to more than 4,000 tonnes of oil.

Spam messages accounted for 54.68% of e-mail traffic in 2019. An average open rate for email campaigns in 2019 was 13,94% - that means that the remaining are basically waste stored in our mailboxes.

CLEAN YOUR MALIBOX

Cleanfox, an inbox cleaning application that will help you unsiscribe from the spam newsletters.

On average one Cleanfox user save more than 6lb of CO2 per year by deleting emails and unsubscribing from unwanted senders.

DOWNLOAD CLEANFOX

SECURED MAILBOX

Proton Mail is a perfect alternative to the ad-based revenue model of free services like Gmail which actively scan your emails to deliver relevant ads to you online.

They are incorporated in Switzerland, so their servers are located in Switzerland.
This means all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

ENCRYPT YOUR EMAILS

VIDEO STREAMING

60% OF THE WORLD DATA FLOW

The largest share of video flows can be placed in the “online video” category.

It represented 1.05 thousand billion billion bytes (1.05 zetta-bytes) in 2018, and that was 60% of world data flows.
In 2018, watching online videos generated more than 300 million tonnes of CO2 - that is as much greenhouse gas as Spain’s emissions


PORN INDUSTRY

Pornographic videos make up 27% of all online video traffic in the world. In 2018 they generated as much CO2 as all France's households.

REDUCE SIZE OF YOUR VIDEO

Reducing the size of your videos reduces the energy required to broadcast them and therefore the greenhouse gases emissions associated with it.

Reducing the size of online videos is a first step towards a more sober internet.

This guide was created by Gauthier Roussilhe a designer committed to a low-tech approach.

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ONLINE GAMING

PLAYING FOR THE PLANET

One billion people around the world engage in some form of digital gaming.

Gaming accounts for nearly 2.5 percent of all residential electricity consumed in the U.S — that's more than every freezer in the states combined.

Emissions created by gaming only in the U.S. would be the equivalent of putting five million more cars on the road or putting 85 million more refrigerators into operation across the country.

We are investigating only U.S, but according to the United Nations, India and China both have more gamers than the United States does, accounting for nearly one billion total gamers combined between the two countries.

More than a dozen heads of gaming companies have signed on to the United Nations' Playing For The Planet pledge, which sets goals to reduce gaming-related carbon emissions by at least 30 million tons by 2030.

GET FULL REPORT HERE

GREEN GAMING

How we can make gaming more green? 

Choose your gear wisely, Consoles generally use less energy than desktops and laptops (but not always).

PCs and consoles use a lot of power when idle, and most “leak” power even when off. Power down, if you can, when not in use.

While cloud gaming might look like it uses less energy locally , it uses more than most high-powered PCs in the supporting Internet infrastructure and the data centers you’re connected to.

Follow Greening The Beast, a research group dedicated to measuring and lessening the environmental impact of gaming.
Their website is full of tips and advices for gamers.

GREENING THE BEAST

SUSTIANABLE BROWSING

ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF SEARCH

Each instance of searching in Google generates 7 grams of carbon dioxide.

It might seem nothing but in the processing of 3.5 billion searches a day, the world’s most popular website account for approximately 40% of the Internet’s carbon footprint.

ECOSIA

Your searches on Ecosia are powered by 100% renewable energy, they plant trees that fight climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere, and they accelerate the energy transition away from fossil fuels by adding solar energy to the electricity grid. Being CO2 neutral is good but being CO2 negative is better.

INSTALL ECOSIA NOW

CARBON ANALYZER

The add-on “Carbonalyser” browsing extension allows to visualize the electricity consumption and greenhouse gases emissions that your Internet browsing leads to.

Visualizing it will get you to understand that impacts of digital technologies on climate change and natural resources are not virtual, although they are hidden behind our screens.

ADD CARBONALYZER TO YOUR BROWSER

SUSTIANABLE HOSTING

HYPERSCALE DATA CENTERS

Hyper scale data centers that run the Internet are growing like gangbusters, both in number and size.

The greenhouse gas impact of energy use by the ICT sector is estimated to be just ober 800 MT CO2 in 2020, rising to over 900 MT CO2 in 2030.  

If you use Firefox, you can download the Green Web Browser extensions, which can show you the green status of every site you visit, and every link on a page.

INSTALL EXTENSION

You can also check how any website on the internet is powered with the Green Web Check feature. Enter the url for the website, and you’ll get back the status of the site.

Please be aware that sometimes their data records does not cover all green providers.

GREEN WEB CHECK

GREENHOSTING

If you are looking for a green hosting provider, then the best place to look is .

They listing over 500 hosting providers around the world are using green energy in their data centres. Their directory compromises 532 green hosting companies in 64 countries.

THE GREEN WEB FOUNDATION

SUSTIANABLE WEB DESIGN

6.23 BILION WEBSITES ONLINE

According to the HTTP Archive, almost 16% of websites today – in other words, about 1 out of 6 – are 4 megabytes or more in size and there are over 6.23 billion websites on World Wide Web today.

Therefore, the approximate total size exceeds 25 petabytes. How much exactly? Nobody knows.

We all share and use the web and that's why we need to make it more sustainable.

SIGN UP THE MANIFESTO NOW

EFFICIENT DESIGN

Here you can find articles that will guide you through the process of designing energy efficient websites.

WHOLE GRAIN DIGITAL

LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

WEBSITE CARBON CALCULATOR

Do you want to check how your website is impacting the planet?Check this amazing tool- “website carbon calculator”, created by Wholegrain Digital with a purpose to help inspire and educate people to create a zero carbon internet.  

CHECK DIGITAL CARBON FOOTPRINT OF YOUR WEBSITE

SMARTPHONE LIFE EXTENSION

SMARTPHONES ARE KILLING THE PLANET!

With a two-year average life cycle of smartphone, they’re more or less disposable. The problem is that building a new smartphone–and specifically, mining the rare materials inside them–represents 85% to 95% of the device’s total CO2 emissions for two years. That means buying one new phone takes as much energy as recharging and operating a smartphone for an entire decade.


CLEAN YOUR APPS

Leg times that make us frustrating while using smartphones, in the vast majority of cases, happens because of the storage and RAM capabilities of the smartphone are being maxed out.

AVOID SOFTWARE UPGRADE

Phone manufactures only provide support for approximately two generations. In some cases, you will have the ability to update even if your device is older, but it is very likely that doing so will cause a lot of performance issue.

CHOOSE DARK MODE

Displaying black on the screen uses no energy, and darker colours use less energy than bright colours like white.
Choosing a dark theme for your phone can save energy.
It also preventing eye strain!

DARK MODE IOS/IPAD

Enabling your device’s dark mode is simple.

Tap on Settings > Display & Brightness, and then pick Light or Dark.

DARK MODE ANDROID

Tap the three dots on the top right > Settings > Display Options > Toggle dark mode theme on.

DARK MODE ON THE APPS

PC MAG did a great research how to enable dark mode on the most popular apps.

READ THE ARTICLE

ELECTRONIC WASTE

WHAT EXACTLY IS ELECTRONIC WASTE?

“Electronic waste” encompasses any device that requires batteries or electricity to work — everything from batteries to electronic toothbrushes to tablets to washing machines.

And when these devices are thrown in landfills, they leach toxic chemicals, such as mercury (harmful for lungs, digestive and immune systems), lead (detrimental for long-term intellectual development) and cadmium (dangerous for kidney, liver and bone health) into the soil, air or ground water.

REFURBISHING

Did you know that refurbishing a computer is 20 times more efficient than recycling?

BUY LESS

Buying things we simply do not need is probably the biggest cause of e-waste.

GIVE AWAY OR DONATE

If you don’t need a thing, donate it so someone else can use it.

LOCAL RECYCLING

No matter where you live, check out your options to recycle locally, and share them with your family and community.

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