Green Web Hosting
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Reducing our impact on the environment without losing the power of performance
Jolt was one of the first web hosting companies to instigate an environmentally friendly initiative. In 2006, we decided that we had to take a lead on making our industry greener and more eco-friendly.
To this end, we decided to sponsor The Woodland Trust, a charity which implements a series of tree planting schemes in the developing world. We chose this charity, after careful consideration, because it combined helping to reduce carbon levels in the developing world with giving long-term employment to the local population. Our annual contributions to the TWT ensure that at least double the amount of trees is planted than is needed to offset the amount of carbon we produce.
Many of our competitors have jumped on the green bandwagon by buying carbon credits from for-profit companies. By choosing to sponsor the TWT, we have chosen a charity which uses its donations to buy the equipment and saplings necessary to cultivate successful plantations around the world, and thus help some of the neediest people in the world, whilst helping to reduce the carbon footprint.
We are proud to support the TWT.
However, we are not complacent and constantly strive to improve our green credentials:
The TWT is a charity and so our sponsorship money is spent directly on tree planting projects, and not filling a CEO’s wallet. Our sponsorship money buys the seeds and tools needed to cultivate healthy trees in countries around the world.
Making a Difference
Our partnership with TWT has given us insight into what we can do as a company to reduce our impact on the world. Our servers use 27% less power than the average server because they contain energy efficient components.
Many of our competitors choose to simply buy carbon credits from for-profit companies. From what we have researched, whether or not these carbon credits actually benefit the environment at all is questionable so we decided to go for a more pro-active approach working with TWT.
The TWT concentrates its efforts in the developing world. People in poverty are given shelter and the job of planting and looking after tree plantations. Not only does this help those with the most need, it also helps to reduce the impact our carbon emissions have on the environment.
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