We believe that sustainability is essential for the health and well-being of our community and the planet. We recognise the significant impact that our actions, as individuals and as a collective, can have on the environment. Thus, we are committed to promoting eco-friendly practices and reducing our carbon footprint.
While creating this page, we felt it important with what we covered below, this all really starts at home with ourselves and our families.
It’s what we do when no one is looking. It’s what we do in our gardens, like keeping a large area for nature to reclaim and using food scraps to make compost along with any trimmings, to making a conscious choice about energy suppliers, travel choices and where to spend our time away too.
Local Sustainability Efforts
As part of the Bideford and surrounding communities, we actively support local sustainability initiatives. We collaborate with local organizations to promote eco-friendly practices, participate in clean-up drives, contribute to community gardens, and engage in other sustainable projects in the area.
Two examples of such organizations are Plasticfreenorthdevon.org and Northdevonbiosphere.org.uk. We proactively participate in and share information about their events.
We have implemented several eco-friendly initiatives to reduce our environmental impact:
- Digital-first approach
We operate a paperless office, utilizing digital tools for our day-to-day tasks and communication.
- Green web hosting
We use quality providers that prioritize sustainable practices to power our website.
- Waste reduction
We minimize waste by participating in local recycling programs and practising mindful consumption.
We are proud to partner with industry leaders committed to sustainable practices:
- Cloudflare: Cloudflare’s mission to build a better internet aligns with global initiatives like the UN Global Compact. By using Cloudflare’s services, bideford.com benefits from their efforts to reduce emissions, recycle, and minimize waste. Learn more at https://blog.cloudflare.com/tag/sustainability/
- Hetzner Online: Hetzner’s commitment to renewable energy sources, such as hydropower and wind power, enables bideford.com to benefit from their environmentally-friendly approach. Hetzner’s investment in energy-efficient hardware also reduces our overall carbon footprint. Learn more at https://www.hetzner.com/unternehmen/umweltschutz/
Carbon Footprint Reduction
We actively work to reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainability:
- Remote work
Our team members work from home, eliminating the need for daily commutes.
- Virtual meetings
We rely on 100% virtual meetings, reducing travel emissions.
- Energy-efficient choices
When replacing products, we prioritize energy-star-rated options.
Call to Action
We encourage you to join us in our commitment to sustainability:
- Reduce plastic usage
Use reusable bags, bottles, and containers to minimize single-use plastic waste.
- Support sustainable businesses
Choose to purchase from businesses that prioritize eco-friendly practices.
- Be mindful of your impact
Consider the environmental consequences of your everyday actions.
Together, we can create a lasting positive impact on our community and the planet.
Matt & the Team
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