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How Markdown Can Stop Hurricanes

The web industry accounts for 2-4% of global carbon emissions. This is roughly equivalent to the airline industry, and probably dwarfs your lifetime pledge to paper straws. As we build content-rich sites with thousands of users / products / posts, it’s our responsibility to deliver value on minimal resources. But how can we take action as sites grow ever-more complex? Let’s see how modern content formats like Markdoc, and server-first frameworks like Astro, can dramatically cut power consumption while bringing the cutting-edge DX you need.

Ben is an open source maintainer, teacher, and whiteboardist making the web a little better. You’ll find him hacking on Astro or sharing bite-sized learnings on

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