As part of our ongoing commitment to the planet and our customers, we publish a monthly report updating our readers on our sustainability progress. For February, we planted 5,750 trees and funded two Gold Standard projects.
Nearly trees planted for our customers
For each web hosting, Managed WordPress, and VPS package our customers hold, we plant trees through Eden Reforestation Projects. This month, we planted 5,699 trees in three locations across the world.
In Haiti, they plant fruit trees to help build up food security and the local economy, as well as rebuilding mangrove forests along the coastline. In Indonesia, they plant mangroves on Biak island to rebuild shoreline forests damaged by clear-cutting and storms. And in Nepal, they are creating a buffer zone around the Chitwan National Park to provide further protection for wildlife as well as planting trees in both the mountains and grasslands to help reduce erosion.
Over 50 trees planted for our employees
We also offset our employees’ carbon footprints every month by funding projects through Ecologi.
For February, across Africa, Ecologi planted 16 trees in Kenya, 13 mangroves in Madagascar, seven trees across Irregele Milato and Mussuquelane in Mozambique, six trees in Ethiopia, three fruit trees in Morocco, two trees in Tanzania, two trees in Senegal. a black poplar tree in Cheltenham, and a tree in Uganda.
Distributing fuel-efficient stoves in Kenya
Ecologi also funds Gold Standard projects for us, and this month, they’re helping to distribute over 380,000 cookstoves around Kenya. By switching to more effective cookstoves, households reduce their use of charcoal by over 60% and reduce indoor pollution by 65%. These cookstoves are also made locally in Kenya, providing over a thousand jobs for local people.
Funding windfarms in Thailand
Ecologi is also helping Thailand build windfarms in the Nakhonratchasima province of Thailand, creating 90 megawatts of energy annually that would be otherwise created by burning fossil fuels. Built across the Nongwang, Bueng Prue and Samnaktakhro subdistricts of the Thepharak district, these wind farms will not only produce electricity for Thailand’s national grid but will also create jobs for the local community.
Through our tree planting and project funding, we have reduced our carbon footprint by another 232 tonnes, making it over 7,600 tonnes since we started. This is the equivalent of over 9,700 tonnes of rubbish being recycled instead of going to landfill, over 14,000 metric tonnes of coal not being burned, nearly 12 million litres of petrol not being used, and nearly 23 kilometres squared of sea ice being saved.