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Local business goes green with Ribble Rivers Trust

Eco-friendly web design company working to boost their environmental credentials.

Ribble Rivers Trust are proud to announce that Pearson Web Services have joined forces with the Trust as their latest corporate supporters.

Pearson Web Services, based in Preston, are a company dedicated to offsetting carbon and working in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Having already planted an amazing 600 trees that will offset 18 tons of CO2, Pearson Web Services have also already attended their first tree planting day with Ribble Rivers Trust, further adding to this number.

By teaming up with Ribble Rivers Trust as platinum supporters, Pearson Web Services have committed to helping their local environment and the human and wildlife communities that call the Ribble catchment area their home.

Although often overlooked, web hosting has a significant environmental impact, with the average website producing over 2,000 tons of CO2 each year. Pearson Web Services environmentally friendly mindset means that their clients web services are carbon neutral, or even negative. Plus, Pearson Web Services are carbon negative themselves, funding conservation projects across the world, as well as in their local area.

As a part of the corporate support Pearson Web Services now host the Ribble Rivers Trust website, which now carries the Climate Positive web services logo, showing all the visitors that the site is powered by responsible digital services.

Zoe Hannan, Strategy Director at Pearson Web Services explains.

“When we set up this web services business, we did so with the desire to be environmentally responsible and therefore committed to regularly offsetting the carbon footprint produced by our website and workforce from the outset.

In just 6 months of trading, we have planted almost 600 trees and reduced over 18 tons of CO2 by investing in certified climate projects around the World that remove more greenhouse gasses than our own carbon footprint puts in.

We also offset the entire carbon footprint produced by our client’s web activities too. We believe we are the first company in the UK to do that. We provide a full range of website services including website design, website management, website hosting, marketing, and SEO.

This ethos is driven from our personal desire to do our part in protecting the environment. To give our children an example of how we should all be more environmentally responsible.

We currently invest in climate positive projects around the World, but we wanted to do something local and close to our hearts. Supporting a local effort is hugely important to us both in our personal and professional life and being able to put boots on the ground in an area we are contributing to just makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. Therefore, we started looking for local projects and when we found the Ribble Rivers Trust we knew it was the right direction for us. We are very passionate about the Forest of Bowland and the River Ribble and will always chose to spend our down time in the area.”