The ten stories presented on this platform strive to document a selection of initiatives that are currently being implemented across ten European Union member countries, within the themes of underwater protection and regeneration, food production, transition from traditional to green energies in towns and cities, development of railway infrastructure and more.
We developed the Green Shoot’s website with sustainability as a prime concern, implementing this value throughout the development of this project. The internet is a power hungry medium: it consumes 416.2TWh per year (by comparison, that’s more than UK's entire yearly carbon footprint) and thus we thought it crucial to create a website with a minimal carbon footprint. We thus embraced the project’s ethos by making a number of technical and design choices. These included (1) hosting the website on a small server powered by green energy; (2) we compressed and meticulously wrote the source code, (3) we optimised the weight of the images and shortened their loading time, (4) we limited animation and simplified transitions, and finally, (5) we made a static version of the site to minimise server resources.
View the project here.
Concept development: María Goirigolzarri, Samira Damato, Nadine Rotem-Stibbe & Stefano Carini
Design: Nadine Rotem-Stibbe
Development: Théo Goedert & Max Franklin