Eco Web Hosting’s Sustainability Report for November 2021

As a part of our ongoing commitment to the environment and our customers, we create a report every month to update everyone on what we’ve done to increase our sustainability. In November, we planted 5,169 trees and funded two more Gold Standard projects.

Over 5,000 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 4,737 trees.

We plant trees in Haiti to reinforce mangrove forests along the coastline and help stop erosion, as well as planting fruit trees in local communities to help build up food security. In Indonesia, mangroves are also being planted along shorelines to rebuild forests that have been destroyed by storms, clear-cutting, and tsunamis. And in Nepal, trees are being planted in three locations — in the mountains to help reduce erosion, in the grasslands to provide more support, and around the Chitwan National Park to provide a buffer zone to protect wildlife.

Using Tree-Nation, we also planted 280 additional mangroves in Madagascar as a thank you to everyone who took part in our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. These mangroves will help protect the tidal forests along the coastline and provide protection for wildlife.

A mangrove forest at high tide, with the water covering the roots of the trees
Photo from Ecologi

Over 150 trees planted for our employees

Through Ecologi, we offset our employees’ carbon footprint by planting trees with them. This month, we planted 151 trees in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Scotland.

In Madagascar, Ecologi planted 57 new mangroves for us in their Marataola tree-planting project, helping restore the coastline and reinvigorate the mangrove forests. In Mozambique, 63 new trees were planted as part of their Changalane tree-planting program, helping to rebuild forests lost to firewood and charcoal production. And in Scotland, one Sessile Oak was planted with the Future Forest Company, helping to reforest parts of Scotland as well as provide support for local communities.

Plus, Ecologi planted 30 additional mangroves in Madagascar because we referred a new customer to them. Thank you, Ecologi, and thank you, Plexus Media!

Photo of the solar power farm in Tamil Nadu and Telangana, India.
Photo from Ecologi

Funding solar power in Tamil Nadu and Telangana, India

Ecologi also funds Gold Standards projects for us every month. This month, we’re funding building solar power farms in the states of Tamil Nadu and Telangana in India. Through these farms, solar power will replace up to 95,145 MWh of electricity produced by primarily fossil-fuel power plants, and reduce carbon emissions by approximately 93,000 tonnes per year. With nearly 120 million people living in these two states, the need for electricity increases every year, and the importance of solar power will help make India a greener nation.

Photo of Amazonian rainforest in the Para state of Brazil.
Photo from Ecologi

Protecting over 27,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest in Brazil

We’re also helping to support a REDD project in the state of Para in Brazil to protect 27,435 hectares of rainforest from deforestation. This land had been previously designated for clearing in order to create more livestock pasture, but will now be conserved, saving over 9.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions over the next 10 years. The project will also support landowners in improving their practices for better social development, sustainability, and forest maintenance.

Our monthly impact

Through our tree planting and project funding, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint this month by an additional 213 tonnes, making it over 4,200 tonnes since we started. This amount is the equivalent of over 12.6 kilometres squared of sea ice being saved, nearly 5,250 tonnes of rubbish being recycled instead of going to the landfill, over 7,700 metric tonnes of coal not being burned, and over 6,574,000 litres of petrol not being used.

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.