Language Drops, a Kahoot! Company, has announced that it is now a carbon compensated language learning app. The company has taken this step as part of its commitment to protect the environment and reduce its carbon footprint.
Carbon compensation, also known as carbon offsetting, is a process where companies invest in supporting projects that reduce carbon emissions or remove carbon from the atmosphere. This helps to offset the carbon emissions that the company produces through its operations. In the case of Language Drops, the company has partnered with ClimatePartner, a leading organization that supports businesses throughout their climate action journeys, and has invested in the emPOWERing project which powers access to the green energy in Africa. This unique combination of climate projects benefits communities in Africa by contributing to a sustainable, secure wind and solar energy supply in Madagascar, Namibia, Egypt, South Africa and Namibia. emPOWERing project is helping to solve the issue by contributing to multiple UN Sustainable Development goals, such as: affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth and climate action.
As of today, the carbon footprint of the app has been calculated; currently equalling 74.5 tones CO2eq/year, which in simple terms, is around 7 round trip-flights from Norway to South Africa for a single passenger.
The calculation took into consideration the app’s size, the hosting servers, annual downloads and updates, and the average usage from end users on a yearly basis. In order to achieve carbon neutrality, Drops will be compensating 82 tons of CO2eq.
The resulting carbon footprint has been compensated using certified carbon credits that contribute to climate protection, as well as other EU sustainable development goals.
"We are proud to be starting our climate action journey by measuring the impact of Drops and supporting climate protection projects. This is just a part of the bigger challenge of continuously optimizing our products for lower impact" said Drops GM & CPO, Frederik Cordes. "We believe that it is important for companies to take responsibility for their impact on the environment, and we are committed to doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint. By partnering with ClimatePartner and investing in the emPOWERing project, we can help improve access to renewable energy."
Language Drops recognizes that it still has a long way to go in terms of reducing its impact on the environment. However, by becoming carbon compensated and investing in sustainable projects, Language Drops hopes to inspire other companies and language learners to follow its lead and take action to protect the environment.
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Language Drops is available on the App Store and Google Play Store and offers courses in over 48 languages with +40M installs. The app uses a gamified approach to language learning and is designed to help users reach their language learning goals in a short amount of time. With Drops users will be able to learn multiple topics around Climate Awareness without creating emissions. The app currently supports more than 49 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Japanese.
For more information about Language Drops and its carbon compensation program, visit the company's website at www.languagedrops.com or get in contact to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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