I’m deeply concerned by the climate crisis and the consequences for all of us and I’m currently trying to find ways as an individual and as the founder of Kirby to play a part in fighting climate change.
It’s not exactly easy to calculate the emissions we produce as a small company with running a website like getkirby.com. There’s a calculator, which tries to provide some rough values: https://www.websitecarbon.com According to that, we emit roughly 2 tons of CO2 each year with the forum and our site. That’s of course just a very rough estimation.
I tried to find a carbon neutral hosting provider, but it’s not very common. There’s a data center in the Netherlands that is almost carbon neutral but there are not many hosting providers that offer carbon neutral VPS hosting.
As a first solution I decided to use https://www.atmosfair.de/en/ to compensate our emissions. We compensate 10 tons of CO2 emissions this year and plan to raise that amount annually.
Atmosfair is well known in Germany for years to invest the money in social and ecological projects world-wide to reduce carbon emissions. While not emitting carbon in the first place is always preferable to compensation, it seems like the right direction for us.
We also plan to switch to carbon neutral hosting as soon as we find a good solution.
Additionally we are supporting all environmental projects, climate activists and Friday for future groups with free licenses. Please get in contact if you need a license: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also happy to collaborate with any hosting provider and data center that provides carbon neutral or near carbon neutral hosting. If you are part of such a company or you know someone, who’s part of such a company, please let us know.
It’s only a first small step, but we need to start somewhere.