The Entertainment Pact Endowment Fund supports the Entertainment Pact petition, a shared commitment to addressing the environmental issues resulting from the hyper-growth of the digital entertainment sector, encompassing its entire structure.
The ultimate goal of the Entertainment Pact is to make a significant contribution to reducing the environmental footprint resulting from humanity’s growing dependency on the use of digital.
Far from stigmatizing online users, the Entertainment Pact is about creating sustainable models enabling us to enjoy digital accessibility to online cultural content while protecting our planet.
Our top level research partners are with us to support us in our goals of data collection & research for sustainable solutions.
HOW GREEN IS THE DIGITAL SECTOR?
Digital technology is now involved in just about everything. The Internet and Artificial Intelligence are not only incredibly useful tools, they allow us to reduce the carbon footprint of our activities.
Yet the growth of the digital sector has itself become a danger to the environment.
While each individual user has only minimal apparent costs related to their home or office energy consumption, internet streaming and navigation actually relies on an infrastructure of data centers and structures regulating data flow.
We increasingly enjoy cultural content through the use of online streaming, which offers instantaneous entertainment and unlimited content. However, this constant use of data flows is leading to a rapid increase in the carbon footprint of the digital sector.
Furthermore, given the short lifespan of components, digital infrastructure expansion significantly increases mining of rare earth materials, while discarded devices produce large quantities of electronic waste.