ignite bright Has Joined Stripe Climate – Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

A Commitment to a Sustainable Future

At ignite bright, our mission is to create digital solutions with a conscience. While data center energy efficiency has improved significantly over the past decade, the median desktop page transfer size, total HTTP requests, and total JavaScript bytes have increased by nearly 30%. As part of our commitment to a greener future, we are excited to announce that ignite bright has joined Stripe Climate, a global coalition dedicated to reducing the impacts of climate change through innovative technology projects.

As of April 2024, we are proud to dedicate 0.5% of our revenue collected through Stripe to Stripe Climate. This contribution will help fund pioneering technologies that aim to permanently remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Additionally, we guarantee that every new site we develop is hosted sustainably and actively built to reduce carbon emissions.

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Why the Intersection of Climate and IT?

The world stands at a crucial crossroads where every industry, including IT, has a pivotal role to play in combating climate change. At ignite bright, we recognize the enormous potential of IT to drive sustainability and are committed to leading the charge. Our mission intertwines cutting-edge technological innovation with environmental stewardship, reflecting our pledge to the planet and future generations.

The Climate Challenge and IT’s Role: Decarbonizing Digital

As digital technologies become increasingly ingrained in our lives, the carbon footprint of the IT industry has soared. ignite bright is at the forefront of developing low-carbon software products, ensuring that our digital advancements foster a sustainable future. We draw inspiration from sources like the Green Software Foundation to implement best practices that reduce emissions across our operations.

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Sustainable IT Practices

Our sustainable practices are modeled after the principles set forth by The Sustainable Web Manifesto, prioritizing energy-efficient data management and eco-friendly office initiatives. We’ve adopted renewable energy sources to power our servers and prioritize suppliers who demonstrate a clear commitment to sustainability.

Partnerships & Initiatives

Understanding that collaboration is key to environmental action, we’ve joined forces with initiatives like Tech for Good that align with our vision. ignite bright also participates in various climate-focused events, further solidifying our role within the eco-conscious IT community.

This Means You

0.5% of the fees you pay to ignite bright now goes directly to Stripe Climate projects. It may seem like a small contribution, but collective efforts add up to create significant impacts. As these companies grow and succeed, they will deliver substantial benefits to the world.

Stripe Climate’s Selection Criteria for Carbon-Removal Technology Companies

CategoryNowBy 2040
PermanenceStores carbon permanently >1,000 years>1,000 years
Physical footprintUses less arable landUses less arable land
CostPath to affordability<$100 per ton
CapacityPath to significant contribution>0.5 gigatons per year
AdditionalityResults in net new carbon removalResults in net new carbon removal
VerifiabilityModeled or measured directlyModeled or measured directly
Net negative lifecycleResults in net CO2 reductionNegativity ratio <1
Safety & complianceHigh engagement and risk mitigationHigh engagement and risk mitigation
Source: Stripe Climate Overview Page

We, at ignite bright, believe that environmental responsibility is not just a choice but an imperative. Our ongoing efforts to harmonize technology with sustainability define us as pioneers and thought leaders in this space. Dedicated to delivering IT excellence with a conscience.

Join Us on This Vital Journey

Join us on this vital journey towards a sustainable future. Each line of code we write and every digital strategy we implement serves the greater good of our planet. Together, we can turn the tide on climate change, one innovation at a time.

We would love to hear how your business is tackling climate change and what environmental requirements you have to meet. Reach out to us to share your story.

Together, we can make a difference.