Carbon neutral website hosting
The impact of the internet globally is staggering. Put in perspective internet use accounts for 3.7% of global emissions, that’s almost double the emissions of all international aviation which is responsible for approximately 2.1% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
We want to reduce our impact where we can and a big way we can do this is through our data centres which is where our files and websites are stored – otherwise known as the cloud.
The data centres we use match 100% of the energy consumed by their global operations with renewable energy and maintain a commitment to carbon neutrality. Choosing a leader in energy efficiency as our infrastructure partner is something that we are super excited about.
Efficiency is another key factor of green web hosting. Simply put, every website operation is managed and executed by its hosting server processor, and requires CPU, RAM, and storage resources. The heavier your website is, the longer its server processor and resources are in use, and the more electricity it consumes.
Our hosting provider is constantly optimising server software to improve the load time of websites and in effect reduce environment impact as well as incredible employee incentives and policies to reduce environmental harm such as e-bikes and e-vehicles and no plastic water bottles in the office.
We are also committed to optimising image files and page speed in our web builds to contribute to faster websites and less environmental impact. Every drop in the ocean counts! We have our own goals of moving towards being a carbon-neutral organisation. If you’re not already, sign up to our email family in the blue box at the bottom of the page to come along for the journey.