Building a Better World

Better World

Building and contributing to a better world is inherent to our core aims. We understand that we cannot do this alone and must support anyone and everyone trying to do the same, in every way we can.

If we were to continue using the same old unethical energy suppliers and other service providers that are harmful to people and the planet then we would be instantly negating any good work we achieve ourselves.

Wherever possible we use Open Source technologies.

It is for this reason that we use the following service providers:

Analytics – Google Analytics Plausible
Banking – (switch in progress, details confirmed shortly)
Broadband – We don’t have broadband in the shop but would recommend Green ISP, Green Net or The Phone Coop
Cloud Drive – Google Drive / iCloud / One Drive Crypt Pad Drive /
Documents –
Apple Pages / Google Docs / Microsoft Office Crypt Pad / LibreOffice
Emails – Gmail Mailbox
Energy Supplier – Big 6 People’s Energy
File Transfer – WeTransfer Sync Vault
Forms – Google Forms WordPress
Maps – Apple Maps / Google Maps OpenStreetMap
Phone Contract – Ecotalk
Search Engine – Bing / Google / Yahoo DuckDuckGo / Ecosia
Team Collaboration – Slak MatterMost / Element
Video Conferencing – Skype / Zoom Jitsi / Whereby
Video Sharing – Youtube Peertube
Web Browser – Chrome / Edge / Safari Firefox
Web Hosting – Green Hosting

Oh and we NEVER use Amazon. There are plenty of Amazon Alternatives.

Links to why the blacklisted companies should be blacklisted:

Amazon – So many reasons to boycott arguably the world’s most destructive company.
Apple – Several ethical issues including climate change, environmental reporting, habitats & resources, pollutions and toxics, arms & military supply, human rights, workers’ rights, supply chain management, irresponsible marketing, anti-social finance, and political activities
Google – Ethical Net lists 7 good reasons to avoid them. The DeGoogling community list more – plenty of further reading in there too.
YouTube – Part of Google, enough said.
Don’t have time to read all of the articles linked above? Here is one single article summarising why these companies will always do evil.

Unfortunate Exceptions:

Yes, we are still on Facebook and Instagram. Ideally we wouldn’t be, but until the balance is right where more people are off these platforms and on more ethical alternatives they are our unfortunately a necessary means to reach existing and new audiences.