Some of the largest emission from video games come from distribution – both physical and digital.
These emissions are often invisible as they are not directly attributed to the company. Instead, the emissions are generated by a contractor or service supplier, such as a hosting company or a distributor. But that does not make the impact less significant.
What can you do?
Ideas and examples
Choose carbon neutral hosting services
Shift to sustainable packaging
Choose sustainable shipping options
What have others done?
Selected blog posts
Space Ape measured and reduced their carbon footprint
Here is their 4-step-process for you to copy
The London-based mobile games company Space Ape has chosen a quite hands-on approach to lessen their negative impact on the climate. They’ve decided to take the time and do the research on how you can measure and reduce the emissions of a game company – and they’re happy for you to copy their method.
MAG Interactive’s process and considerations when offsetting their carbon emissions
Reducing your carbon emissions is an important part of becoming greener. But it can be hard to cut all emissions. Offsetting your emissions through green initiatives has been the way for MAG Interactive to make up for their negative impact on the climate.
How BetaDwarf became carbon neutral through a change of hosting services
By adding ‘climate-friendly’ to the pro’s and con’s list when searching for hosting services, BetaDwarf reduced their climate impact attributed to distribution to near zero.