Diocese of Lichfield website goes green

lichfielddiocesewebsiteThe Diocese of Lichfield have made their website more environmentally-friendly.

The move has seen the site moved to a hosting facility which uses renewable energy.

Rackspace’s site is based in Slough and has its own combined heat and power plant that uses wood chips, waste paper and fibre fuel to generate electricity hot water and steam. Even the cooling of the servers is environmentally-friendly with a new technique which allows outside air to be used in the process.

Gavin Drake, director of communications for the Diocese of Lichfield, said:

“Last year the Lichfield Diocesan Synod asked the diocese to reduce its environmental impact and, in particular, to switch to electronic communication instead of paper wherever possible. We know this won’t fully negate the impact of our web presence, but small steps such as thisadd up and can help make a big difference to our carbon footprint and the impact we make on the environment.

“It’s good to use recycled paper and to recycle other consumables, but we’re going a step further by having a recycled website!”

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