EOS has successfully offset its carbon footprint for 2021/2022. This announcement was made by EOS Authority, a founding block producer that launched a Green EOS Movement in 2019 and renewed that commitment in May of this year. The goal of this initiative is to keep carbon footprints from the EOS Mainnet at less than one percent.
EOS Authority partnered with ClimateCare and the popular blockchain game Upland to identify sustainability partners and supported initiatives to offset the carbon footprint of the EOS mainnet.
Through the partnership with ClimateCare, EOS Authority is able to calculate global EOS server CO2 emissions, and then select suitable projects to offset the equivalent of the CO2 emissions. This makes EOS greener and maintains its reputation as the world’s first carbon-neutral blockchain, estimated to be 66,454 times more energy efficient than Bitcoin.
The initiative is a continuous one, with plans for next year already in motion. This year’s offset completely eliminated 281 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions for 21 block producers, as well as 19 standby producers. This was done via projects such as Gyapa Efficient Stoves in Ghana, India Wind in India, Burn Stoves in Kenya, among others.
The successful EOS offset proves that functional efficiency need not be sacrificed for eco-efficiency, and the EOS community can be proud going forward that it is playing its own part in preserving the environment.