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Status: New idea

Dear Mozilla Team,

I'd like to propose an innovative feature for your browsers that could significantly contribute to environmental awareness in the digital space. My suggestion is to implement a special icon or indicator that signifies whether a website is "eco-friendly" or energy-efficient.

The core idea is centered around the growing concern over the environmental impact of digital services. Many users are unaware of the energy consumption and carbon footprint associated with web browsing. This feature would serve as an informative tool, educating users about the ecological impact of the websites they visit.

The eco-friendly icon could be based on various criteria, such as the website's energy efficiency, use of renewable energy, carbon footprint, or adherence to green web practices. Websites meeting these criteria would display the eco-friendly icon next to the URL or in another visible location within the browser. For large giant sites, inspection commissions and certificates can be implemented.

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One thing I'm eyeing as a precursor to this is a good system of measurement for website energy usage. The Green Software foundation has a Software Carbon Intensity standard:

and is working on an Impact Framework:

which is basically a series of modules to measure the usage of resources in computing. If you are interested in this sort of thing, there is a Carbon Hack coming up in March:

I encourage anyone who comes across this to participate in this framework (even if you don't join the Hackathon).