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Tech still isn’t doing enough to care for the environment

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🗞️ Driving the news: Greenpeace CTO Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa highlights the urgency of the climate crisis, pointing out the extreme weather events experienced globally and criticizing the negative environmental impact of social media platforms
• She advocates for the development of green, ethical, and value-based technology alternatives.

🔭 The context: Chomba-Kinywa emphasizes the critical window of less than seven years to prevent the Earth from becoming exceedingly difficult to inhabit, as stated by the International Panel on Climate Change
• She calls for venture capitalists, startups, and technologists to invest in sustainable platforms and salutes companies like Hyundai for their proactive environmental efforts.

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The push for sustainable technology and ethical investment is crucial in combating climate change
• Chomba-Kinywa's call to action underlines the importance of supporting and developing platforms that prioritize the environment, potentially leading to significant positive impacts on the planet

⏭️ What's next: Chomba-Kinywa suggests leveraging influence to pressure organizations into adopting more sustainable practices and emphasizes the importance of collaborating with communities worldwide to incorporate Indigenous knowledge for coexistence with nature
• She also highlights the need to consider the environmental cost of AI development.

💬 One quote: "What if you could use your influence to apply pressure on these organizations to change? You’re not doing enough, and we won’t give you our money." - Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa

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