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.
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.
It may be hard to visualise what this impact compares to, so some examples are:
of carbon reduction
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.
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.