At Little Thunder, we’re committed to the environment, that’s why we have produced this policy to outline the steps we’ve taken to become a greener, environmentally sustainable business.
If we're to address the pressing issue of climate change we all have to do our part and, for us as web designers and developers, that started with us re-evaluating how we work. With climate change facing the planet, we wanted to address how we can embrace technology and change how we work to deliver environmental benefits in a meaningful way.
The internet may be digital, but it carries a very physical cost. From media files to colours to tech stacks to servers, the choices we make in our web work can eat up electricity and spit out carbon – and as the internet grows, so does the cost to the environment.
We’re a carbon negative company through these initiatives
We work remotely. This reduces the carbon produced from car and bus journeys to lighting and heating an office space.
We’re serverless (where possible). A serverless approach is considerably better for the environment because it reduces the number of round trips required to render a web page.
We use green hosting. When serverless isn’t an option we use servers whose energy comes from 100% renewable resources.
We plant trees to offset the carbon produced from our work. This includes our own staff’s energy use and the carbon produced through our digital work — both internal and client projects.
We encourage the use of Ecosia. Ecosia is a search engine that uses the ad revenue generated from searches to plant trees in some of the world’s most vulnerable areas.
We design with efficiency at the forefront. From optimising code and images to only fetching data from APIs at scheduled times, we consider every aspect of a project to promote energy efficiency.
At Little Thunder, we pledge to continue to promote sustainability through our internal work, our staff, and our client projects.