Over time, we will be adding individual case studies to this page to showcase the different businesses and organisations who supporting us, and what else they are doing to make a difference. Find out more about how your business could be part of our scheme, take a look at what we are doing About rewilding then sign up to one of our plans today.
We Create is a local digital agency based in Coggeshall, Essex. They take a sustainable approach to every aspect of their business where possible. This includes providing carbon-neutral hosting, reducing the carbon load on websites they build, and utilising out a number of other technical techniques to ensure that a website they create has as few emissions as possible.
While it is not obvious that building a website can take into account sustainability, the internet and cyber activity actually has a huge impact on the environment. According to experts, the internet is responsible for around one billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, which is around two per cent of world emissions. Every single click you make online has a carbon output. That is why we actually used We Create to build this website, to ensure our business was considering its carbon load across everything we do.
For a few years We Create had been looking into various offsetting and tree planting schemes but had not chosen to sign up to any for a number of reasons. These included the lack of information about how the work was being done. For example, many tree planting schemes do not give full transparency about how they work – where the trees come from that they plant, where they are planted, how they are supporting the local environment etc. Furthermore, We Create have very low emissions within their business so the standard ‘offsetting’ plans weren’t that relevant and again, they weren’t convinced about how this offsetting was achieved. So when we began work on this website, We Create was keen to sign up immediately.
How We Create is giving back to the local environment
We Create’s Guardianship has enabled us to carry out some of our initial management work. We purchased the yellow rattle seed and in August sowed this onto a trial area of the field. We hope that germination will be successful and in May we will see the first flowers and know that this clever little plant is working its magic and weakening the robust grasses so that a greater variety of plants can grow in the Outback. In 2022 we hope to repeat the process at a larger scale across the field.
Like We Create, you can be part of this project and give back to the local environment.