.ECO Sustainability Policy

Updated: November 15, 2022

Big Room Inc. is the registry for the .ECO domain, the online home for the global environmental community. As an active member of the community, we are working to build an eco-friendly internet and a better world.

Working with like-minded people and organizations, we can reduce waste, water, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, we will seek opportunities to increase positive impacts for people and the planet.

We are working on becoming the world's first net-zero, carbon neutral domain registry before the end of 2022. We are committed to reporting regularly on our environmental impacts.

Reporting

We believe that transparency is the best way to lead by example and to counter greenwashing. We encourage transparency within the .eco community and we try to live by these ideals.

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Infrastructure

Our most significant impacts are related to energy use of our core infrastructure and services. We have prioritized providers committed to reducing their carbon footprint. We are actively working with CIRA, our key infrastructure provider, to better understand, reduce, and mitigate the impact of .eco.

Key suppliers and their policies

SupplierRoleRelevant policies
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)Domain registry servicesCIRA's commitment to the environment
Amazon Web Services, Inc.Cloud Service ProviderSustainability in the cloud
Google, Inc.Cloud Analytics Service ProviderGoogle Sustainability
Wildbit LLC (Postmark)Cloud Email ServiceWildbit's 2020 environmental footprint
Intercom, Inc.Cloud-based Customer Support ServicesNot available

Operations

Big Room is operated 100% remotely. We incorporate the energy use of our home offices into our carbon footprint. We also maintain a set of policies related to procurement, energy efficiency, waste, and travel.

Energy

Policy: To limit our energy consumption, we

Greenhouse gas emissions

Policy: To limit the greenhouse gas emissions that we create, we

Waste

Policy: To limit the amount of garbage that goes to landfill, we

Purchasing

Policy: To encourage and support businesses that are part of the global environmental community we maintain a Supplier Policy outlining actions we undertake, including