Building my website to minimise environmental impact

The environment is an important part of our heritage and I am keen that I minimize my impact where possible.  I have ensured that my website has a lower carbon footprint - which also means its faster and creates a better experience for visitors.

This has a lot to do with how well "built" the website is as well as how well "optimised" images are (larger images use more electricity to store and transport around the internet). The amount of carbon produced every time a web page is loaded is roughly proportional to the size (in kilobytes) of that page.

Overall the internet now uses more electricity than the entire United Kingdom.

I also use carbon neutral energy sources in my home office.