Surfing the Green Wave with Elementary
Welcome to Elementary’s dedicated page on the Environment. Here at Elementary, we believe that the health of our planet is not just a responsibility but a necessity for a sustainable future. Our focus spans three vital pillars – the Oceans, Sustainability, and Education.
Our oceans, the lifeblood of our planet, are an essential focus for us. We strive to contribute to initiatives to preserve marine biodiversity, reduce pollution, and promote sustainable use of marine resources.
Sustainability, the cornerstone of our business model, is woven into everything we do. From eco-friendly operational practices to sustainable hosting services, our commitment to environmental preservation goes beyond mere words.
We also understand the power of knowledge and are firm advocates for education. We aim to foster environmental awareness and promote sustainable practices among our team members, clients, and communities.
Through this dedicated environmental page, we invite you to explore our environmental philosophy, discover the initiatives we support, learn about our sustainable hosting services, and join us in our journey towards a greener, healthier planet. Our commitment to the environment is a commitment to our future. Let’s make it a bright one.
PADI AWARE Foundation is a publicly funded non-profit with three registered charities across the globe. Our mission is to drive local action for global ocean conservation. We advance our mission through citizen science, public policy and community grants. With PADI we drive towards our collective vision to achieve a balance between humanity and the ocean.
Blue Marine is filling a niche in the NGO world, enabling marine conservation to happen fast and effectively. What differentiates Blue Marine is that we are well-connected and determined, we seize opportunities as they arise and get things done. We forge new partnerships and challenge the status quo.
Sea Shepherd’s sole mission is to protect and conserve the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. We work to defend all marine wildlife, from whales and dolphins, to sharks and rays, to fish and krill, without exception. Sea Shepherd’s primary goal is to greatly enhance a government’s own capacity to patrol, monitor, and enforce their own laws.
In the digital age, talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. At Elementary, sustainability is more than a term we toss around — it’s a principle that permeates everything we do. From the choice of our hosting providers to our internal processes and policies, we are dedicated to walking the talk on sustainability.
Starting with our infrastructure, we partner with environmentally-conscious hosting providers who share our commitment to sustainability. These providers harness renewable energy sources for their data centers, reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a greener internet. By choosing these providers, we ensure that our digital services are not just efficient and reliable, but also environmentally responsible.
Internally, we’ve integrated sustainability into our operations and policies. We encourage and implement eco-friendly practices such as paperless workflows, energy-efficient workspaces, and responsible waste management. We prioritize virtual meetings over travel to minimize carbon emissions, and when travel is necessary, we opt for public transportation or carpooling whenever possible.
But we don’t stop at reducing our environmental impact—we aim to create a positive impact. We participate in carbon offset programs, contributing to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or absorb carbon dioxide, effectively neutralising our carbon footprint.
Moreover, we’re keen on promoting a circular economy within our operations. We consider the life-cycle of the products we use, opting for items that are durable, recyclable, or made from recycled materials whenever possible. We also strive to extend the lifecycle of our digital products, using modular design principles that allow for updates and improvements without the need for complete overhauls.
We also recognise the importance of maintaining transparency and holding ourselves accountable. We regularly assess and report on our environmental performance, setting ambitious yet achievable sustainability goals and striving to meet and exceed them.
At Elementary, we understand that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. We continuously look for ways to improve, innovate, and evolve our sustainability initiatives. Because we believe that in the pursuit of a greener future, there’s always room to grow.
At Elementary, we’re not just passionate about the environment, we’re passionate about sharing that passion. We believe that education is a powerful tool for change and a vital component of any sustainability initiative. This conviction drives our efforts to enlighten and inspire about the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
We take a multifaceted approach to this mission. Internally, we provide regular educational sessions to our team, equipping them with the knowledge and resources to integrate sustainability into their professional and personal lives. These sessions cover a wide range of topics, from energy efficiency and waste reduction to sustainable design and development practices. We believe in fostering a culture of environmental mindfulness that echoes throughout our operations.
Externally, we extend this educational effort to our clients and the wider community. We utilize our platform to share valuable insights on sustainable practices, environmental trends, and the significance of our collective actions on the health of our planet. Our aim is to inspire businesses to consider their environmental impact and to offer them the tools to make meaningful, sustainable changes.
At Elementary, we’re firm believers in the ripple effect – a small wave of education can lead to a tidal wave of change. By promoting environmental and sustainability education, we’re not just investing in the environment, we’re investing in our future. A future that’s greener, healthier, and sustainable for all.