Our green diet
Practice sustainable digital design
Both on our website and on clients' projects we try to follow a few good practises: reducing the number of images, optimising them and the code powering it all as well as better content strategy and using CDNs. Green hosting is certainly paramount, but small adjustments like these can go a long way to reduce the average page size. Less MB = less energy usage!
Adopt sustainable print strategies
On any print project we aim to work collaboratively with the client and printers to choose the right artwork size, reduce paper wastage, opt for recycled stock and, when possible, eco-friendly inks. We also strive to create multi-purpose designs that can be re-used and to gather new knowledge on sustainable printing options and providers.
Favour green tools and services
We do our best to be mindful when choosing digital tools and service providers. Before signing up to something, we do our research on the company's sustainability policy and if we can't find answers we reach out and ask for them. It's not always possible to source a truly sustainable option, but we're committed to trying and to keep pushing for change.
Reduce & Recycle
We're committed to reducing paper, plastic and food waste as well as our energy consumption. A few examples: we opt for paperless billing, sketch on the back of scrap paper and turn off the lights when we leave a room. We have ditched plastic bottles and bags, disposable coffee cups and are transitioning to package-free products as much as possible. Whatever we can't reduce we do our best to recycle and we're committed to composting all food waste.
Buy less, reuse more
When we need new hardware we explore refurbished options first and pledge to donate any functional and unused device to ethical and conservation initiatives. We're also switching our buying habits from mindless online shopping to buying second-hand and from local or independent shops.
Mitigate commute and travel
We turned to cycling for our daily commute back in 2012 and would not have it any other way. On longer distances we strive to use a mix of public transport and walking whenever possible or opt for a virtual meeting instead. Airplane travel still represents a challenge for us, however we're committed to transition to train travel whenever possible and always carbon offsets flights.
Sharing is caring
Sometimes the biggest barrier to change is not knowing about the options that are available. We believe sharing knowledge, examples and experiences can have a big impact. We're committed to spreading the word about sustainability and alternatives to traditional products and services both in our business and personal network.