Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is one of the first charities to be certified as having an eco-friendly website

Published: June 14, 2022

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is delighted to announce we are one of the first charities in Scotland to receive the Eco-Friendly Website Accreditation for our company website. This accreditation shows the commitment we have to reducing the carbon footprint of our website. We are proud to have worked with the Eco-Friendly Web Alliance to ensure each page view on our website generates less than 1 gram of CO2e.

Lyn Pornaro the CEO of Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living said:

“Being a responsible Third Sector Organisation is very important to us at Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living as sustainability and our social impact is something we strongly advocate and support. This accreditation recognises our digital sustainability leadership by taking responsibility to reduce the carbon footprint of our website and maintaining a low-carbon threshold while we work towards a net zero economy.”

“Everyone at Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is thrilled to receive the EFWA Eco-Friendly Website Accreditation and we’re proud to be one of the first organisations in the world to have a low carbon, eco-friendly website in light of high carbon emissions of the internet and websites being a key contributor to these emissions.”

About Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA)

The coming years will be a critical time for the state of the planet and human wellbeing, and every action matters in our journey towards ‘net zero’ by 2050. While the focus has been on transportation, roads and buildings the internet emissions are flying under the radar responsible for nearly 4% of global carbon emissions, more than the aviation industry, and uses 10% world’s electricity, majority of which comes from fossil fuels. Websites are a key contributor to this consumption. More worryingly, internet’s carbon emissions are set to double around year 2025.

Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA), a multi-organisational international alliance, has developed the world’s first eco standard for websites and digital infrastructure. EFWA’s mission is to accelerate the delivery of a sustainable digital economy by helping businesses reduce their carbon emissions of their websites, digital platforms and infrastructure, creating a pathway towards climate positivity and the use of clean green energy — help them be part of the solution.

Undertaking the accreditation process is part of your commitment to sustainability and the environment. To develop all our standards, EFWA depends on a multidisciplinary Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to guide development and inform revisions to existing programmes. EFWA collaborates and works with a select group of highly recognised organisations across the spectrum from business, investment, industry, advocacy groups and academics. EFWA’s SAB continues to review the standards regularly.

Implementing EFWA eco standards is another way for you to demonstrate your credentials to customers, employees and stakeholders, and showcase your commitment to sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint and energy consumption of your websites and digital platforms.

To find out more about how your organisation can become a leader in digital sustainability please visit www.ecofriendlyweb.org

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