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Sowing the seeds - you can make a greener broadband choice today

As a co-op our commitment is to a fairer, better world which is why we’re working hard at how we can reduce the impact of broadband by creating a low carbon alternative.

In the medium term this requires us to switch to full fibre broadband, something that’s not possible for everyone today as the new full fibre infrastructure gets rolled out in the UK.

Our work with Ecologi offsets emissions through verified carbon credits, and also supports the planting of trees around the world.

Switch to green broadband and give back to the planet

Every month Your Co-op Broadband will fund projects to offset 50Kg of our climate positive broadband customers' carbon footprint (that's about 5% of the footprint of an average person in the UK). That continues for as long as you use our services, so a typical 24 month contract will see us offset 1.2 tonnes of CO2. 

We'll also plant a tree each month for every customer which will contribute to future decarbonisation when the trees mature in 10-20 years time.

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About Ecologi

Ecologi are a social enterprise, who only fund carbon reduction projects that are certified at the very highest level by Gold Standard and equivalent . They’ll be helping us at Your Co-op Broadband take real action against climate change. 

Ecologi’s tree planting partner is Eden Reforestation Projects and they plant millions of trees every month around the world.

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Switch to Your Co-op Broadband today for ethical broadband - helping make green choices easier

Why not become a Co-op Member too and we will donate an extra 2 trees in your name. Just fill out the form here and provide your Midcounties Co-op Membership number and Your Co-op Broadband account number and you’ll see the Your Co-op forest growing to support the planet.

Climate projects Your Co-op Broadband have supported

Man in a peat forest in Indonesia

The Rimba Raya REDD+ project protects 64,500 hectares of lowland peat swamp forest from conversion to oil palm plantations. The project area is in Central Kalimantan province, on the Southern coast of Borneo.

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The Saint Nikola Wind Farm project is located in the Municipality of Kavarna, Bulgaria and is designed to generate electricity through wind energy to displace fossil fuel-generated electricity.

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The new NIHT Topaiyo REDD+ project in Papua New Guinea aims to protect the rainforest, conserve local biodiversity, and enhance the traditional landowners and stewards of these rainforests through carbon credit production.

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This project involves the production of electricity through the collection and processing of waste biomass from the Viñales sawmill in central Chile. The waste biomass is directly combusted in a boiler to generate steam, which is expanded through a turbine to generate electricity.

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Your Co-op Broadband latest blogs

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Black Friday? How about green mobile?

The cultural phenomenon of Black Friday has become hugely popular in the UK in recent years as consumers rush to buy discounted items in the prelude to Christmas.

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The benefits of recycling e-waste correctly

What do you do with your old mobile once you’ve upgraded to a new model? Globally, more than 5 billion people own a mobile phone and many take advantage of a newer, better version when it’s time to upgrade for free.

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Fairphone 4 - Sustainable. Ethical. Long Lasting.

The world’s most ethical mobile has just got better. Fairphone 4 launched by Amsterdam based company, Fairphone.

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What’s Happening at COP26 and How Will We Reach Net Zero?

At Midcounties we’re sending Amelia Crews to follow the COP26 event and learn what we as a society can do to make positive changes for the environment.

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E-waste or reuse – it’s your call

You might replace your electronic gadgets because they’re broken, but more than likely it’s because manufacturers launch newer, better models and upgrades to operating systems that just won’t run on your old devices.

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How to reduce your carbon footprint by offsetting your broadband

The rising popularity of value-based consumerism has increased exponentially over the last few years. It results in conscious consumers demanding that brands do and act in a way that has a positive impact on the planet, reflecting the same values that they have adopted.

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Your Co-op Broadband Carbon analysis

Find out how we calculate the carbon impact of our broadband here.