Wednesday, November 30th 2011 | Short URL
Lots of awards and things to celebrate in this month's client news roundup...
New Green Hosting Clients:
Third Rock - Communications consultancy specialising in environment and green PR.
My nPoint Exactly - A print and online magazine created and produced by a group of friends.
Project Warren - Hand crafted home and garden projects
Parents Carers Forum - A place for parents to give their views about services in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
More client news...
Climate East Midlands launch a survey to find out how resilient local businesses are to extreme weather
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Ecominds project which aims to improve mental health and wellbeing has won an award! Congratulations guys!
Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve mark a record in number of birds ringed. A significant part of their conservation work.
Ask Iris says congratulations to a local teenager for winning the Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth Awards
My Climate Change Garden anticipates the launch of the new iPad vegetable garden planner.
Fifi Bijoux becomes UK authorised reseller for ethical diamond brand
Just So Festival announce the winners of their great photo competition 2011
Attenborough Nature Centre invites visitors to join in their Christmas crafts activities on 4th December for children aged 6 and over.
Greenhouse PR share their highlights of the 'Feeding the 5000' event to raise awareness of the problem of food waste.
Cherrygorgeous post their winter warmer wedding mood board and their range of pretty winter eco stationery.
Rob at The Social Business discusses the Occupy Movement and how he identifies himself as the 99%
Grasslands Trust launch 'Nature's Tapestry' an in-depth report into the state of England's grasslands.
Photographs above © Foxglove Covert LNR and Ted & Miki c/o Just So Festival respectively
Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 | Short URL
Switched-on businesses and organisations like our clients are well aware of their social responsibilities and that they have an important role to play in reducing their impact on the environment.
Many other businesses are also reviewing their energy consumption, the waste they produce, the activities they support and the suppliers they choose. Consider your suppliers for a moment. Have you thought about the company that creates, maintains and hosts your website and how they address the environmental issues of their industry? Using an environmentally responsible web design company means that your online presence, a significant and growing aspect of your business, has positive eco-credentials too.
Green & Ethical Web Design
Since Make Hay was founded in 2004 we have employed both ethical and environmental policies in our everyday work. It’s the only way we wanted to do business but it is also a means of supporting our clients to be greener and think about the impact of their website too. Our ethical policy demonstrates that there are some activities that we just won't support through our services, we don;t want to make money from businesses who deal in the exploitation of people, animals or the planet, simple as that.
Our websites and our office are powered renewable, wind generated electricity which we use efficiently, switching off idle equipment and lighting. Waste from our office is minimal and when we need to dispose of equipment we recycle as much as we can, including stationery, furniture and computer components. Most of our communication is digital but stationery we do use is made from recycled or FSC paper as are printed publicity materials, which also use vegetable-based ink. We seek out ethical suppliers and eco products when possible, use The Cooperative for our business banking and a motor insurance company which offsets all of our car’s carbon emissions. We are Wildlife Guardians at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, members of Gedling Fairtrade Group and sponsors of Creative Nottingham and All Ours for people experiencing mental ill health.
100% Wind Powered Website Hosting
As well as web design we supply green website hosting powered 100% by renewable electricity. Using Green Hosting means that our clients’ websites are powered by the wind, not fossil fuels which contribute to the rising carbon emissions of non-green data centres, reported to have an equivalent carbon footprint of the aviation industry!
Excellent Web Design and Hosting Service
Providing an excellent service and beautiful, standards compliant web design is equally important to us as running a green and ethical business. We genuinely care about the work we produce, using modern techniques and careful processes in our craft. We handle all of our web development projects personally and foster long-term business relationships. This is why we continue to attract clients who care about quality as well as social responsibility. Take a look at a our portfolio to see some of the great organisations we're fortunate enough to work with and please do get in touch if you would like to know more.
Tuesday, November 15th 2011 | Short URL
The Nottingham Post ran an article in their business section recently on my week (a few weeks ago) at Make Hay.
The My Week features follow local business owners and professionals from a range of industries. This was an interesting experience for me because, like most people, I'm too busy getting on with the job to stop and reflect on the past week. Maybe its something we should do more.