GSFN Coordinator Ian Chew Recognised in Forbes 30

Title: Ian Chew: Pioneering Sustainable Digital Solutions and Recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social Impact

In the heart of Singapore, a young visionary named Ian Chew embarked on a journey at the tender age of 13 that would eventually earn him a coveted spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Social Impact. His brainchild, Greenie Web, is a groundbreaking platform designed to minimize the carbon footprint of websites and software by reducing code length, image size, and frame rates.

Ian’s journey began with a simple yet profound realization: despite its intangible nature, the digital world has a substantial environmental impact. By optimising the efficiency of digital content, significant reductions in carbon emissions can be achieved. This insight led to the development of Greenie Web’s code carbon calculator, a tool that has since become instrumental for businesses and developers committed to sustainability.

Beyond Greenie Web, Ian has made significant strides as a digitizing and sustainability resource person for the Asian Development Bank. His expertise and passion for sustainable technology have driven numerous initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of digital operations across Asia.

One of Ian’s most notable achievements is the global “28 by 28” campaign, an ambitious project launched ahead of COP28. This campaign aims to educate college students in 28 universities across all six continents about the importance of greener codes. By integrating sustainable practices into their coding education, Ian is fostering a new generation of environmentally conscious developers poised to make a substantial impact on global carbon emissions.

Ian’s recognition by Forbes is a testament to his dedication and innovative spirit. It underscores the critical intersection of technology and sustainability, highlighting the potential for young leaders to drive meaningful change in the world.

The Global Sustainable Futures Network (GSFN) is proud to share Ian’s story as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring young leaders worldwide. His work exemplifies the transformative power of combining technological innovation with environmental stewardship, paving the way for a more sustainable digital future.

For more information about Ian Chew’s work and the initiatives he supports, visit Forbes 30 Under 30. To learn more about global sustainable efforts and connect with like-minded individuals, explore the Global Sustainable Futures Network at GSFN.

About the Author: Ian Chew is the founder of Greenie Web, a platform dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of digital content. He is also a digitizing and sustainability consultant for the Asian Development Bank and the driving force behind the “28 by 28” campaign, promoting sustainable coding practices globally.

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