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 and mobile by creating a low carbon alternative in partnership with climate activists, Ecologi.
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. And with our SIM only plans you can keep your old phone for longer or switch to a Fairphone, a phone that is designed to last, with fair and recycled materials.
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 will fund projects to offset up to 50Kg of our broadband and mobile 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 broadband 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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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, join today.
Already a member? Just fill out the form in your My Account area here and provide your Midcounties Co-op Membership number and Your Co-op account number and you’ll see the Your Co-op forest growing to support the planet.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The objective of this Brazilian Amazon REDD project is to avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Para State, in the Eastern Amazon of Brazil.
This wind power project bundles the West Huaybong 2 and West Huaybong 3 wind farms, which together will generate over 500,000 MWh of electricity every year and feed it into Thailand’s national grid.
This small hydropower project is located in the lesser Himalayas, in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Water in the form of snow-melt and rain, as well as water from nearby springs, feed the catchment area.
The journey from the earth the cobalt or gold is taken from to create the mobile phone that sits in your hand is a complex one, environmentally unfriendly and generally full of unethical practices.
When you’re looking to choose a broadband package there are a number of things to consider. Think about the type of broadband user you are or are likely to be. How much data you’ll need, how important your Broadband speed is going to be, how long a contract you want to buy into and whether you’d like to bundle up with a call plan.
Many people are opting for an eco-friendly Christmas this year. Why not join them this festive season by choosing fair phone products? Shopping with an eco-friendly mindset can do wonders for our planet as well as the recipients who are gifted them. So why not shop sustainably and end the year in high spirits?