Welcome to our new and revamped website. You may have noticed we have taken a more minimalist approach with this version! There are many reasons for this, the main one being to reduce the carbon footprint of the website. This has also happened along a move towards a hosting service and server that are powered by renewable energy. This site is still very much a work in progress, the development of which is also a project from RethinkIT. We are hoping to document the process of exploring IT solutions based on ecological and sustainable principles so that others can use the tools, tips, repositories and source code when coming up with their own ideas and projects.
We will keep you updated as we go and discuss how every decision is made. However we’d like to give a shout out to the incredible projects that inspired us!
This website is run on a off-grid solar panel server in Barcelona. Alongside the fact the website displays it’s battery level and goes down if the weather has been bad for a while, it has an incredible selection of articles regarding design, energy efficiency, sustainability, old-tech and much more. We specially love this article.
Here are some of the projects we are currently working on:
- This new website (which is currently powered by fully renewable energy).
- A solar server (currently physically stored in Ethos Lab!) where we hope to open the space for others to experiment on low-impact web design.
- A free tool-kit for newbies and experienced people to explore sustainability dimensions in web-based projects and services.
- Canteen-go-green or our efforts to change various processes within the canteen to make it more sustainable