EFWA shortlisted as a finalist

EFWA shortlisted as a finalist, Big Sustainability Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Collaboration’ award at this year’s The Big Sustainability Expo 2022!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Collaboration’ award at this year’s The Big Sustainability Expo 2022!

We are on a mission to accelerate the delivery of a sustainable, low-carbon economy by helping businesses and organisations reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency in their websites, digital infrastructure, and shape their approach to the design and development of technology solutions with sustainability the main driver. Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA) is a UK-based social enterprise with a growing international presence. EFWA has set the standard for eco-friendly and climate-positive websites and digital infrastructure. We have developed tools and resources through our worldwide community of specialists, and we aim to make them as accessible as possible to all. Addressing the climate crisis involves improving how we do what we do by holding in mind global warming, the exhaustion of natural resources, and multiple species extinction – and EFWA is leading the way.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve joined forces with a rich and diverse network of partners and continue to develop meaningful partnerships and change the world through global collaboration.

Big Sustainability Awards 2022

The formation of Eco-Friendly Web Alliance, itself is a story of collaboration. Our roots take us to our sustainable innovation tech ecosystem founded in 2018, underpinned by a sustainable innovation manifesto. We began to collaborate with a number of purpose-driven and leading sustainability-focused organisations, representing businesses, investment, industry, advocacy groups and academia, and this foundational work led to the setting up of Eco-Friendly Web Alliance.

Even in the digital ecosystem, the digital economy, achieving a circular economy goes far beyond recycling. It necessitates fundamental adjustments to the way IT resources are sourced, as well as having an impact on how infrastructure or services are created, manufactured, marketed, consumed, recycled, and disposed of. To achieve sustainability or ESG goals, a working circular economy needs partnerships and collaboration. With this in mind, EFWA was set up to always be geared to harness the power of collaboration and work closely in partnership.

The internet is responsible for 10 percent of the world’s electricity use, much of which is produced from fossil fuels

The internet is responsible for 10 percent of the world’s electricity use, much of which is produced from fossil fuels. Reducing the internet’s carbon footprint will be one of the significant challenges coming up, to hit net zero emissions. The electricity used by the internet includes end-user devices like computers and phones, data centres, and transmission networks.

However, if websites themselves consume less energy, huge amounts of CO2 emissions could be prevented from entering the atmosphere.

We continue to contribute to IT Sustainability Think Tank of Computer Weekly and other publications to push for change in this sector, working towards a cleaner greener internet.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnerships for the goals, provides us with guidance in this regard, focusing on developing inclusive partnerships, collaboration, built upon principles and values of ESG and a circular economy, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.

Join us in greening the internet: We aim to prevent 500,000 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere within the decade, by reducing the carbon emissions of websites.

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Team EFWA