How to reduce carbon emissions of your WordPress website & UX Superhero Design

03 Dec'19
How to reduce carbon emissions of your WordPress website & UX Superhero Design

This month of December we will be talking about sustainability in the Internet and project sustainability. What better way to end 2019! Hannah will be blowing our minds with tips to lower our carbon emissions as we work and and Bristol WordPress People will be hosting a lively Q&As.

Becky Taylor who was to give her talk – UX Superhero Design, has unfortunately had to cancel for very good reasons. We hope to see her at a later date.

1. Tips on how to reduce the carbon emissions of your WordPress website
Hannah Smith

Skill Level: Beginner

Did you know that the internet is thought to produce about the same carbon emissions as the aviation industry? And if the internet was a country it would be the sixth biggest polluter in the world. Shocking isn’t it?

With nearly 35% of all websites being WordPress websites, we have a fantastic opportunity to play a role in reducing emissions and spreading awareness of the impact of our online habits.

In this talk we’ll understand how to measure the carbon emissions of your website. We’ll look at techniques to lessen your impact.

About Hannah

Hannah is a freelance WordPress developer from Bristol working with agencies and individual clients. Before freelance life, she honed her management skills at the Environment Agency managing large organisational change projects. She’s the co-organiser of the Bristol WordPress meet-up, and active member of the WordPress community. She also likes dogs, plants and snow.


Slides: Tips on how to reduce the carbon emissions of your WordPress website

2. Q&As
Bristol WordPress people

Skill level: Beginner, intermediate, higher

Join the Bristol WordPress People for questions and lively discussion.

About Bristol WordPress People

We are composed of Simon Pollard, Hannah Smith, Rob George, Janice Tye, Piers Tincknell and Dave Barr.

Between us we have many years of WordPress and web experience in many areas ranging from code, content, marketing, design etc. Also, in our audience we are sure to have a wide range of expertise.

Past Q&As have been fascinating in the depth and variety covered.

If you have a question please email us at or tweet @WPBristolPeeps


🍴 We provide a free healthy buffet with a wide range of dietary requirements (veggie, vegan, gluten-free and lactose free) thanks to our generous sponsors, and Atomic Smash.

🍻 There is a well-stocked and licensed bar at the venue, so please feel free to buy a drink to enjoy at our event. If you would like water, think of the environment 🌍 and bring a bottle 🙂

Located in the heart of Bristol, just on the edge of Bristol Bridge, our venue Runway East is easy to get to.

🚂 From Bristol Temple Meads it is a 10 minute (flat!) walk

🚘 For cars, there are pay and display spaces outside the venue on Redcliff Street at a cost of around £3 for the evening. Alternatively there is an NCP on Queen Charlotte Street (five minute walk) costing a fixed £4.50 for the evening (5pm – 2am).

🚲 For bikes, there are plenty of bike stands just across the road on the other side of Victoria Street.

⌚Please arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who will give you your name badge and get settled in. Talks start around 7pm.

After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. The talks usually finish around 9.15pm (ish) and we aim to leave by 9.45pm (ish).

*If you find you can no longer make this meeting please do change your RSVP. As we provide food for these events it is helpful to know what number to cater for and to ensure that the waitlist is kept short. Thanks.

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