Doesn’t everyone like to start off the new year better than the previous one? You know what we are talking about? Almost all of us have them.. Stop smoking, going to the gym, start recycling, loose some weight, pick up that one special project… That’s right: New Years resolutions!

January traditionally is filled with them, that is why we are focussing this month on sustainability and being a bit nicer to this big green and blue globe we live on.

We will share a lot of information with you this month about sustainability, circular economy, using refurbished networking equipment and why this is so important. We have some cool stuff planned so make sure to check this page since it will be updated regularly with new content and links.

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Plant a tree!

We will plant a tree with every order made in January! If you want to you can increase the impact by adding one (or more) extra trees when you place an order. We do this in collaboration with “One tree Planted”.

Check out their website if you want to learn more

RIPE labs article refurb-myths

“The time is ripe for switching to a circular model!” In November we paired up with Michael J. Oghia in this article on RIPE labs to dispel some refurb-myths and talk some more about the use of refurbished networking hardware Read the article here

With our focus on sustainability this month our podcast fits right in. In this episode we talk about why it is so important that the ICT sector becomes sustainable and what are the things we can change to achieve that. 

You can listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast platform or on our website (where there is also a written out blog version available in case you prefer to read) Enjoy!

Big part of a more sustainable internet is clean energy. Funded a European Union clean energy initiative these companies are researching a way to use fuel sells to power the datacenter of the future.

Check out this article on Networkworld

Not just hardware needs to be sustainable, the energy datacenters run on as well. And what about waste heat?Sweden leads by example

Check out this article by Techerati

For the last few years EmXcore has been part of SDIA (sustainable digital infrastructure alliance), an independent alliance of stakeholders working across the digital sector that is committed to reach a sustainable Digital Infrastructure by 2030.⁠

We feel it is important to contribute to making this industry more sustainable and work towards a circular economy. SDIA brings people from different areas together to figure out together how and what to do to get there. ⁠

Curious to learn more, check out their website and maybe even become a member yourself. ⁠

A growing number of companies want to make their business model more sustainable. That is a great development and we see more and more companies adapting and working towards that. But apart from the obvious how do you know what is best to do? How do you know what the actual impact is? Because in the end it is about traceable actions and insights and less about a statement on a page.

Luckily all around the industry tools are beginning to pop up. Below we list a few of those tools that might give you the bit of guidance you are looking for.

We list a few of them in this blogpost!

Check it out here

From everyday items such as phones and jewellery, to astronauts’ visors and the equipment this network market uses, gold is vital to modern day economies. But sourcing this raw material does not come without a cost. 

Black markets still fuel a large part of the global gold consumption. Methods used to extract gold can cause health issues and severe environmental hazards.

Read all about it in this blog Tito Abrantes (EmXcore Portugal) wrote for our sustainability month. 

As promised in January we planted a tree for every order, gave customers the chance to plant trees and we planted a few extra trees ourselves. And so with 250 trees planted, a little EmXcore forest is has arisen!

It was great to give this subject the attention it deserves (and needs). Let’s not stop talking and thinking about what we can do to make what we do more sustainable and work towards a more circular economy.

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.

Robert Swan