Our website is a very, very small part of the World Wide Internet as a whole. Nevertheless, even a small website such as FelinFach.com has a real and measurable impact on the environment.
The main sources of emissions from websites are:
Data centres:Websites are stored on servers, which are housed in data centres. Data centres require a lot of energy to power the servers, cool them down, and keep them running.
Internet traffic:When you visit a website, your computer sends a request to the server that hosts the website. This request requires energy to be transmitted over the internet.
Video streaming:Video streaming is a major driver of internet traffic and emissions. The more videos you watch online, the more emissions you generate.
All these activities use electricity and create carbon dioxide.
Sustainability is a core part of our business activities. Whether it is our carbon neutral shipping, our tree planting with Tree Nation or our plastic free products and packaging, we are improving our sustainability bit by bit, step by step.
Net Zero Website from 1st August 2023
Whilst we can and do reduce our carbon emissions wherever possible, for the foreseeable future we cannot eliminate them. That is why we have teamed up with Tree Nation to create our Net Zero Website with effect from 1st August 2023 - a website that produces net zero carbon emissions.
In partnership with Tree Nation, our Net Zero Website automatically offsets and reduces all the CO2 emissions our website generates, wherever that is int he world. Tree Nation calculates our website's emissions based on the number of visits it receives. On the basis of this calculation, we buy and plant the trees needed in our FelinFach Forest to offset these emissions completely,100%.
Net Zero Logo on Website
We now are able to proudly show this logo on our website, shown in the Footer of each page.
Net Zero Website
Tree Planting with Tree Nation
The carbon emissions generated by our website are offset or reduced to zero by planting trees we buy from Tree Nation. Our website emissions, less our carbon offsets equal a net zero emissions website.
Tree Anniversary 4th August
Exactly a year ago today, this tree (main image on this page) was planted as part of our FelinFach Forest to offset the CO2 emission of our website. This tree and others reduce our website emission to zero, a net zero website. Each tree receives a certificate of planting. The certificate
Sustainability - Zero Emissions, One Product = One Tree and Plastic Free Products and Packaging
Our three priority aims are as follows.
Working with Shopify Planet and Tree Nation, all our shipping and website emissions are automatically calculated and are reduced to ZERO with appropriate carbon offsets. Our contributions fund cutting-edge carbon removal projects that have the potential to reverse climate change.
All of our packaging, parcel boxes and protective materials are recyclable or biodegradable and are 99.9% PLASTIC FREE
We believe that over 99.9% of our products do not contain any plastic at all. As a matter of policy, we do not offer plastic products for sale. Our packaging and our products are over 99.9% plastic free. We believe that we are close to "Plastic Freedom".
Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...