Dear sustainable business owner
If we could show you a new way for your business to save the planet without spending any extra time or money, would you be interested?
How would you feel if you knew that every month, your company prevents climate change, reverses deforestation AND reduces extreme poverty all around the world?
If you discovered that an important piece of your business has been running on dirty fossil fuels without you even realising, wouldn't you want to switch to clean, green renewables instead?
What if you could announce these exciting steps forward on your company's journey to your clients, knowing that you're leading the crowd and beating your competitors? Would it feel good that you're ahead of the curve, creating a greener and more sustainable future?
Are you making this #1 mistake with your website?
Even if your business has a strong focus on sustainability, you may not have realised that you're contributing to a major environmental problem. You wouldn't be alone - this problem is overlooked by the vast majority of people!
Powering the internet consumes a gigantic amount of electricity, which in turn creates huge carbon emissions through its generation in power stations. If the Internet were a country, it would be the world's 7th largest polluter!
From data centres to transmission networks to the devices we hold in our hands, the transfer and mass storage of our data all requires mountains of energy.
Over the last few years, several giants like Google, Facebook and Apple have committed to powering their data centres with 100% renewable energy, which is a good start. Unfortunately, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s biggest cloud services provider, hasn’t yet made the same commitment - and the same goes for many other web hosting providers. Most people choose their website hosting company without realising that they use dirty fossil fuel energy.
Do you want to be a part of the problem, or the solution?
By choosing to host your website in our cutting-edge, eco-friendly data centre, you'll be leading the charge.
But we don't just stop at eco-friendly web hosting - we want to help you make an even bigger difference to the world. We work with Eden Reforestation Projects to reverse deforestation and lift villagers out of poverty, by creating employment through their tree planting programs in Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar and Nepal. By making the choice to go green with us, you'll get trees planted on your behalf every month too.
We’ve planted over 6,000 trees so far and we’d love to get your help to reach our target of 10,000 by the end of 2020!
With the tremendous amount of energy needed to power data centers and their rapid growth, how we power this digital infrastructure is rapidly becoming critical in determining whether we will be able to stave off climate change in time to avoid planetary catastrophe.
Greenpeace "Clicking Clean" Campaign
Here's how you can quickly & easily go green
It's so simple to make the switch
even if you have no technical knowledge!
1. Health Check
We put your website through our 15 step health check system so you can get our expert, FREE advice on how it could be improved
2. Clean Up
We switch your website to 100% renewable energy, then optimise it even further to reduce and minimise its carbon emissions
4. Plant Trees
Every month, we plant trees for you and provide villagers with employment in impoverished regions all around the world
Going green is great for
your business and the world
of global consumers expect companies to act responsibly and address social & environmental issues
of global consumers would switch brands to one associated with a social or environmental cause
of global consumers would buy from an unknown brand if it had strong environmental or social commitments
We're on a mission to power the world's websites with clean, green energy
We're by your side, taking the burden off your shoulders and guiding your way. We create fantastic websites, and we also take care of all the maintenance, content updates and technical stuff - so you don't have to.
But that's not enough.
The world's websites have a surprisingly large environmental impact. We want to change that, and we're taking a stand.
Let's help your business make the world a better place for kids to grow up in.
We can change the world together.
Yes! I want my website health
check, totally FREE!
We'd love to help your business go even greener than it is already. Our website health check system is valued at £299, but we're so keen to help people reduce their emissions that we give it away totally FREE.
Here's how it works.
First we’ll run a network check to determine whether your website is currently powered by dirty fossil fuels or renewable energy.
Next, we’ll measure the carbon emissions that are produced every time your website’s home page is loaded.
We’ll then run through a series of further, expert checks which look for common problems and opportunities to make your website better.
Once we’ve completed this 15 step health check, you’ll get a personalised, concise PDF report where we share our findings with you. It won’t contain any baffling technical lingo or overwhelming detail - just simple, clear, no-nonsense information.
There’s no obligation to work with us once you’ve received your free report of course. We’d be very happy just to share our suggestions and the message of green websites with you!
" Digitalisation is vital in the fight against climate change. It helps us generate better efficiency and less waste. However there's a risk that the benefits of digitalisation are completely eroded by the use of dirty electricity in data centres.
" That's why the work that erjjio is doing is so important "
Using servers powered by renewables and optimising web pages for minimum power need are crucial steps towards gaining the full benefits of the switch to the digitally-driven economy. "
I wanted to thank you for your very helpful research call - your extensive knowledge on this complex topic was very valuable.
Producer of BBC documentary
Dirty Streaming: The Internet's Big Secret
Let's recap: you can enjoy all this
FREE website health check
15-step, expert check-up covering the environmental impact, design, privacy, security and speed of your website
Switch to 100% renewable energy
Don't be like the majority of the world's website that still run on dirty fossil fuel electricity: switch to clean, green energy
Carbon emission minimisation
We don't just stop at powering your website with 100% renewable energy, we also use a combination of cutting-edge optimisation techniques to dramatically reduce your website's carbon emissions
Display the Green Website badge
Demonstrate to your customers that you've taken action to help protect the planet - proudly display our exclusive Green Website badge on your website
Reverse global deforestation
We'll plant trees exclusively on your behalf every single month, through our partnership with the wonderful team at Eden Reforestation Projects
Reduce poverty around the world
By planting trees every month, you'll also be directly creating employment for villagers in Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar and Nepal
No lock-in or hidden charges
No sneaky small print - you're free to leave at any time
If you discover your website isn't green yet and you'd like to work with us, there's never any lock in and we offer a 60 day money back guarantee. If at any time you decide you're not happy, we'll refund your money and help you transfer your website elsewhere.
Click, click, click...
P.S. Remember, every single time someone visits a page on an average website, even more carbon emissions get produced.
Climate change is an urgent, critical problem. Let's not allow your website to contribute to the issue any longer than it needs to. Get started with your FREE website health check, valued at £299!
Frequently Asked Questions
Definitely not! We'd be very happy to take care of all the mechanics for you and we never expect or require you to have any technical knowledge. At the same time, we won't rush you into any changes - we'll explain things to you in plain, simple language and ensure you're 100% comfortable before we go ahead with anything.
We have two simple plans: 'Green' at £4.99/month and 'Pro' at £6.99/month - you can compare them in detail here. There's never any lock-in or sneaky small print - you're free to leave at any time. We're so confident that you'll be glad you chose us however, that we offer a 60 day money back guarantee. If you're not delighted, we'll refund your money and help you transfer your website elsewhere.
No - we're happy to transfer your website to our green web hosting service at no additional cost.
No, it's best to host your email separately from your website and we don't offer it as part of our plans. We recommend the G Suite service from Google, as it's powered by 100% renewable energy too. For more information, check out our blog post about it here. We can also help you get a discount on their service.
No, unlike many other certification authorities that offer badges, we don't charge you any fees for the right to display our exclusive Green Website badge on your website.
All you need to do is give us the green light (pun intended) to get started - then sit back and we'll do the rest.
Switching to green hosting powered by 100% renewable energy is the easiest place to start.
In order to reduce your website's carbon emissions even further, the key is to make your website's pages as light as possible - most commonly by compressing any images and videos that you might be displaying, to make their file sizes smaller.
We use a combination of specialised, cutting-edge techniques to perform the optimisation, but if you have some Photoshop and website content management skills you could potentially achieve something quite similar.
Doing this type of carbon-reducing optimisation has the added benefit that your site will also load faster - great for making your visitors happy, and for ranking well in Google search results!
We'll optimise your website for FREE when you choose our Pro hosting plan (£6.99/month) - no strings attached.
We're on a mission to power the world's websites with clean, green, renewable energy and that's why we put so much emphasis on green hosting. But we're not just a hosting company! We also love to design, build and maintain WordPress websites. If you'd like us to update, fix or even create a brand new website from scratch, we can very happily help out! You can check out some of our recent website projects here.
In order to avoid the huge carbon footprint associated with powering an office building and commuting to it each day, the entire erjjio team works remotely from home.
This is more than just great for the environment - it also means our overheads are significantly lower than many other professional web design companies - and we pass these savings onto you.
Our pricing to design and build a fully bespoke website starts at around £499 + VAT, depending on the number of pages and complexity of features required.
We never charge by the hour for our work, as we feel this would create a conflict of interest which incentivises us to take longer than we should. Instead, we offer fixed, up-front and no-obligation quotes before starting work - and we keep to our word until the job is completed, even if it takes us longer than we anticipated.
Yes! I want my website health check, totally FREE!
To prevent global warming overshooting the crucial 1.5C target set in the Paris Agreement 2015, the world needs to dramatically slash emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030, and we're currently way off target.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), October 2018