Fosshost ECO

Forest drawing

Like any hosting provider, Fosshost uses a lot of electricity to run the infrastructure and support numerous open-source projects worldwide.

This is why we decided to give our best and reduce our CO2 footprint by planting a tree for each accepted project! 🌳❤️

Fosshost has calculated an approximate CO2 footprint for 2021, this includes predicted usage for the remainder of the current year of 58.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Details about our CO2 footprint can be found here.

Hands holding the Earth

Why do we do it?

Reducing carbon emissions is imperative in the fight against climate change. At Fosshost, we build, grow and innovate technology solutions and cloud computing platforms to advance, support and promote the free and open source community (FOSS). We are passionate about driving sustainability throughout our organisation and the wider FOSS community. We have partnered with THG(eco) to develop our Plant a Tree sustainability programme as our commitment to offsetting CO2 emissions.

Planting a Tree

How will we do it?

We will plant a tree for every application that we approve. We have carefully selected locations for planting trees in Madagascar, Kenya, Haiti. We work with tree planting projects across the world, to bring you a variety of locations to support, with various co-benefits such as poverty alleviation, biodiversity and community support.

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When will we do it?

The Plant a Tree programme is now launched as of the 1st July. Projects do not need to do anything. If you are approved for Fosshost services, your tree will be automatically planted. During the application process, you can select which tree planting project site you would like to plant your tree. Unfortunately we cannot plant tree's for declined applications, as we currently decline more applications than we approve, and typically, our power consumption increases as we approve projects, rather than decline.

However to give the Fosshost Plant a Tree programme a head start, we have planted 50 tree's equally between all THG(eco) tree planting projects.

 
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