As part of our commitment to increasing our sustainability, we create monthly reports to update everyone on our progress. In February, we planted trees and funded a Gold Standard project.
Over 5,200 trees planted for our customers
For each web hosting, Managed WordPress, and VPS package purchased by our customers, we plant trees through Eden Reforestation Projects, planting in Haiti, Indonesia, and Nepal. This month, we planted 5,205 trees.
Through our planting, we are rebuilding mangrove forests along the coastlines of Haiti, helping to stop erosion, and are also planting fruit trees in local communities to help build up local economies and food security. We are also planting mangroves along the shorelines of Indonesia, rebuilding forests that have been destroyed by storms, clear-cutting, and tsunamis. In Nepal, we plant trees around the Chitwan National Park to build a buffer zone for wildlife protection, as well as planting in the mountains and grasslands to help build biodiversity and reduce erosion.
Over 120 trees planted for our employees
Along with planting trees for our customers, we also offset our employees’ carbon footprints by planting through Ecologi. This month, we planted 121 trees in Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Scotland.
In Kenya, they planted 39 trees, helping to restore the forest waterways in the Mau region by planting acacias and mangroves. In their Madagascan tree-planting project, they planted 78 new mangroves to restore the coastline. In Mozambique, Ecologi planted three mangroves in their Zambezia project, helping to restore the coastline there as well. And in Scotland, one birch tree was planted for their UK forestry projects, helping to reforest around the country as well as provide support for local communities.
Funding hydropower in the Himalayas
Ecologi also funds Gold Standard projects for us, and this month, we funded a hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The Allain Nala river is used to power a large hydropower project up further stream, and this project uses the water that comes from the larger project to power two turbines. This will help produce over 20,000Mwh of renewable energy each year for the area, as well as new jobs.
Our monthly impact
Through these projects, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 220 tonnes, making it over 4,800 tonnes since we’ve started. This is the equivalent of over 6,000 tonnes of rubbish being recycled instead of going to a landfill, over 8,890 metric tonnes of coal not being burned, over 7,556,000 litres of petrol not being used, and nearly 14.5 kilometres squared of sea ice being saved.