Did you know your website is damaging the planet?

Take action to reduce your digital carbon footprint today.

All the information that we exchange online requires electricity to travel between data centers, networking infrastructure and end-user devices.

Globally, this adds up to approximately 3-4% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. That is equivalent to more than the entire aviation industry.

Now is the time to make your website sustainable.

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We want to make it easy for you to reduce your digital carbon footprint.

At Footprint Digital, we believe that climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced. We are aware of the impact technology has on the environment, but also its potential to become a part of the solution.

Technology has always been a leader in driving innovation. We now have the unique opportunity to make digital space sustainable and more energy-efficient. We don’t need to wait for any laws or regulations. Each of us can become a part of the global movement to help solve the climate crisis.

Here are the top 10 things you can do right away:

  • Be a sustainability champion
  • Know the carbon footprint of your website
  • Switch to green hosting
  • Reduce digital waste (improve load speed & reduce file sizes)
  • Choose quality over quantity (invest in SEO, UX, and great content)
  • Reduce travel for business meetings
  • Stop buying branded products made of plastic
  • Use sustainable products when you run business meetings/events/trainings
  • Support charities that are making a difference (volunteering and/or financial support)
  • Join a movement

If you would like to learn more about digital sustainability, please read about our Digital Carbon Footprint Audit, call us on 01206 899 517 or contact our team of friendly experts.

The time to act is now. We must all contribute to protecting our environment. Together, we can make a difference.

Our Audit

Take a look at our Digital Carbon Footprint Audit here, or fill in our contact form to request more information.

Other Tools

You can use these tools to measure aspects of your digital carbon footprint.

Every byte matters.

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Our pledge to be 100% regenerative

Neutral is no longer good enough. We pledge to be 100% regenerative. We commit to taking action to 1) reduce our carbon emissions and 2) absorb DOUBLE the amount of carbon emissions that we produce.

100 trees for every tonne of CO2 emissions

A typical tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds (about 21.8kg) of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. Therefore, to absorb 1 tonne of CO2 emissions, we’d need to plant about 46 trees to become carbon neutral and at least 92 trees to become 100% regenerative. Since we like round numbers, we made a pledge to plant 100 trees for every tonne of CO2 we emit as a business to become 100% regenerative. 

The tax we’re happy to pay

We’re hoping that this self-imposed ‘carbon tax’ will help contribute to a better planet and also support projects that make society better for all. This is the tax we’re happy to pay.

1% for the planet – putting people and the planet over profit

Footprint Digital is a 1% for the Planet member, meaning that we donate 1% of all of our sales to charitable causes that protect the environment. We are also a certified B Corporation.

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"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it."
Robert Swan

Planting trees in Malawi

One of our directors, Tom Bowden, runs a UK-registered charity called Building Malawi. At the end of 2019, instead of sending our clients chocolates as Christmas presents, we planted 100 trees in Malawi on their behalf. In 2020 we planted 900, and we asked for your help to push this goal to 1,000 trees. With your support we raised £543 and this money all went towards tree planting and aftercare in Lilongwe.

With the ever-increasing urgency of the climate crisis, we’ve decided to continue planting our version of Christmas trees (minus tinsel) in Malawi every year. These trees are indigenous, and Building Malawi ensures that the local community is involved in the planting process, as well as after care. Locals are also able to make use of the produce grown on the trees such as oranges, lemons, and more.

Let's make a difference