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EURid, the .eu and .?? registry manager, is supporting the Ugandan Borehole project to offset its CO2 emissions generated in 2017.

11.07.2018 - 11:48:59

EURid, the .eu Registry, Supports Clean Water Initiative in Uganda for Second Year. In 2017, the total carbon footprint of a .eu domain name was 0.035. The total carbon footprint for a .eu domain name in 2016 was 0.039. This is a reduction of more than 10% in one year’s time.

The goal of the Ugandan Borehole project is to better this situation by working with local communities to repair broken boreholes in order to restore access to clean, safe drinking water. The benefits of the project are both environmental and social and include:

The preservation of existing forest stock and wildlife habitats in the regions; The reduction of erosion and nutrient loss by protecting standing forests; Less illness and disease caused from drinking contaminated water; Enhancing accessibility to fresh drinking water.

Giovanni Seppia, EURid External Relations Manager commented that, “It’s very special for us to support a borehole project in Uganda for the second year in a row. We feel a sense of responsibility for the future wellbeing of Ugandans and want to ensure that they have access to the very essence of life itself – water.”

About EURid

EURid is the not-for-profit organisation that operates the .eu and .?? top-level domains, following a tender process and appointment by the European Commission. EURid has been certified for the ISO27001 security standard since 2013. EURid is also registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). EURid has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), and regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden). More information at: www.eurid.eu.

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