The planet needs our help. This week has been one of alarming climate change news, and even though the pre-occupied UK government has declared a state of emergency on climate change, it’s not enough to wait around for legislation to force us to make better decisions about how we use the Earth’s resources.
Ticketlab has now been around for nearly 7 years, and we’ve always tried to do what’s right. From the outset we named our tickets to prevent touting, we numbered our tickets to prevent fraud (which only became a legal requirement last year) and we based our entire business around e-tickets to save felling trees for paper.
We’re proud to announce that as of today Ticketlab is run on 100% renewable energy (specifically wind power, hosted with Kualo). Getting to this stage has involved many weeks of research and preparation, and one sleepless night (we started the move at 1.30am this morning and finished by around 7am to avoid interrupting service), but we’re very pleased to say that we can now provide a better, faster and greener service for the planet.
The Internet currently accounts for 2% of global carbon emissions. With some rough number crunching courtesy of https://www.websitecarbon.com, Ticketlab is now saving 400kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere every year. If you have your own site, we invite you to explore greener hosting options.
Now we’re carbon neutral, we have plans to do more to actively go carbon negative via schemes that plant trees for every event we hold. We’ll update you as we make progress on that.