In an effort to mitigate our environmental impact and increase awareness among Nodesourcers, NodeSource collaborated with Pal/Projectability to conduct a tree-planting activity in 2022. The initiative was a resounding success, resulting in the planting of a forest called __NodeForest__, which exceeded the original target by 52%.
Read the previous blog-post here 🌳👉 https://nodesource.com/blog/Nodeforest-experience
Ensuring the sustainability of the plantation is a critical aspect of this project. As such, one year after the tree-planting activity was conducted, this report serves to provide a follow-up on the growth of the trees and ensure that they are thriving under optimal conditions.
The maintenance of the newly planted trees has been managed by the village aqueduct __AVEZA__, who owns the conservation lands where the trees were planted. We are pleased to report that all trees have been growing in healthy conditions, as verified on-site. These trees represent an important step towards environmental sustainability, and we are committed to ensuring their continued growth and health.
Img 1 – NodeForest
Note: The images are obtained from the rural community that lives in the area.
During the first year of planting, the estimated impacts are significant.
Img 2 – Individuals In Flowering Stage
Firstly, each tree has the potential to absorb between 16 to 24 kg of carbon dioxide per year, resulting in an average capture of 3 to 4 tons of CO2 during the first year.
Secondly, each tree can provide habitat for around 7 to 10 different species, benefiting more than 1,200 fauna individuals in the area and promoting biodiversity.
Thirdly, trees can prevent erosion by fixing 30% of the runoff water and retain approximately 130 liters of water per year, contributing to the retention of more than 20,000 liters of water annually.
Additionally, the planting will enhance the visual landscape and microclimate of the area and lastly, the planting will have a positive social impact, directly contributing to the production of water for the village aqueduct serving more than 816 families in the region.
Moreover, this initiative create environmental awareness among our NodeSourcers 💪.
To locate the planting location, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/maps/8BgLkKpUcg3JHibS7.
In NodeSource, we are committed to promoting an environmental culture among our stakeholders that is focused on conserving the planet for current and future generations.
To further promote our organizational environmental culture, we have planned a variety of activities. These include:
Intensifying our tree planting efforts.
Organizing river and stream cleaning days.
Additionally, we have established policies to compensate for our environmental impact, such as the comparison of carbon credits to support specific projects. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment and are continually seeking ways to improve our efforts.
The use of technology has significantly increased the amount of data that is produced and stored. This has led to an increase in energy consumption and a larger carbon footprint.
However, there are solutions available that can help reduce this overhead. A more sustainable future begins with more efficient software; N|Solid is one such solution that enables efficient applications, which in turn reduces energy consumption and lowers costs. By consuming less cloud resources, businesses can help decrease their digital footprint, contributing towards a more sustainable future.
It’s important to note that every effort counts towards this cause , and small changes can make a big difference. #InvestInOurPlanet @Earthday
If you felt inspired by this #NodeForest story. We invite you to create an N|Solid account and helping us to create a forest that will further mitigate the environmental impact of using the Internet and its servers. Remember that with N|Solid, you can observe and have control of your processes to produce more efficient software.
Just give us the green light here, and we’ll plant a tree in your name. 💚 🌳 #NodeForest by NodeSource
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