Environment

Vegan WordPress Developer

I have been environmentally conscious from quite a young age, so it was only fitting that my business would side with my views.

As a vegan WordPress Developer, I am passionate about developing websites and applications that have minimal impact on our environment, putting together a well-built website that loads fast and efficiently uses less energy. I believe firmly in the value of sustainability, which is why I prioritize using eco-friendly technologies whenever possible to create my web development projects. I love designing sites with an environmental focus, or for businesses with the same ideals as me.

Ethical Choices & Zero Waste

We are reducing our single use plastics by using the containers again by refilling as much as we can at zero waste shops and choosing more plastic/waste free options, as well as making more ethical shopping choices.

We haven't bought any washing up liquid in a new bottle for a good couple of years!

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Plant Powered Vegan

With animal agriculture being the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution it was my main reason for adopting a vegan lifestyle.

Then after a short period of being a Vegan, I found a new level of compassion for animals and found it extremely easy to keep them out of my food.

I'm a 100% plant powered WordPress developer!

Carbon negative for over 12 years

I have been calculating the carbon emissions produced by me and my family, as well as my servers, computers, etc... I then go further than just offsetting these emissions by planting more trees than our carbon footprint. As the trees I plant are young and will absorb much more carbon as they grow, I ensure the long term goal of being carbon negative.

* I have vetted as best I can that the trees being planted wouldn't have been planted otherwise.

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Planting Trees Across the World

I also support projects that are planting trees across the world in biodiversity hotspots and the poorest agricultural regions of our planet, this works out to be about 1000 trees a year.

So working with estimates, a tree should consume about 25kg of CO2 a year, so every year I'm increasing the ability to capture another 25 tones of CO2.

Renewable Energy

My home and office has been using 100% renewable electricity which is comprised mainly of wind and solar power as well as green gas* for over 6 years.

My standard hosting servers are spread across a few datacentres which have varying renewable energy usage from 80% to 100% being renewable, with a commitment by the company to be fully 100% renewable by 2025.

* For transparency the green gas is biomethane that comes from farm, food and landfill waste, which I'm not too keen on, but until we swap out our boiler, that is what is currently available to us.

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Growing more of our own food

My family and I have had an allotment for a few years with the aim of becoming more self-sufficient by growing more of our own fruit and veg. All our green waste is now being composted and reused, and we are repurposing more items to use on the allotment while teaching my daughter & son about the importance and effort needed to produce food.

*Also it's way yummier

Sustainable Forests

If there is a need for print materials related to any of my projects, I prioritise using recycled media whenever possible. This way, resources are preserved and not wasted on new supplies when more sustainable options are available. If I have to buy new paper or media, it comes from well-managed sustainable forests with FSC or PEFC.

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Making a Difference

I donate my services to local charities and non-profit organisations, I do this one day every month.
If you feel you could benefit from this or know someone that would please get in contact.

I'm currently looking to fill the spaces from November 2024 onwards.

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Giving Extra Back

Gatis Volunteer Director

I am a volunteer director at Gatis Community Space in Wolverhampton
(Acts of random caring community interest company).

Where our aim is to provide a safe and inclusive centre that puts community at the heart of its diverse projects.

Empowering people to be better versions of themselves.

Enabling change to a sustainable future.

Wolverhampton Grammar School
Worked with Students on the Cambridge Technicals ICT Course, Giving a Workshop on Web Design.
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Donated 30 Camping Hammocks to 1st Bilston Scouts

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