Eco Web Hosting’s Sustainability Report for January 2022

As part of our commitment to increasing our sustainability, we create monthly reports to update everyone on our progress. In January, we planted 5,255 trees and funded a Gold Standard project.

Over 5,100 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 5,133 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.

Seedlings waiting to be planted in Uganda
Photo from Ecologi

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, Scotland, and Uganda.

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 Uganda, Ecologi works with Trees for the Future and planted three new trees for local farmers to create forest gardens. And in Scotland, one oak tree was planted with the Future Forest Company, helping to reforest parts of Scotland as well as provide support for local communities.

Plus, we received another lovely black mangrove in Madagascar from Tree-Nation to offset our website’s carbon footprint. 

Aerial photo of the wind farm in Thailand
Photo from Ecologi

Supporting wind farms in northeast Thailand

Ecologi also funds Gold Standard projects for us, and this month, we funded the West Huaybong 2 and 3 wind farms. With the country moving more and more towards renewable energy sources, these two wind farms not only provide jobs for the local area but also generate over 500,000 MWh of electricity every year while preventing 250,000 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere.

Our monthly impact

Through these projects, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 216 tonnes, making it over 4,600 tonnes since we’ve started. This is the equivalent of nearly 5,800 tonnes of rubbish being recycled instead of going to a landfill, nearly 8,500 metric tonnes of coal not being burned, over 7,210,000 litres of petrol not being used, and nearly 14 kilometres squared of sea ice being saved.

We’ll keep you updated every month with what we’re doing in our blog, our newsletter, and on our Green Credentials page. We hope you’re as happy with the work that we’ve done as we are.