Shopify’s Wind-powered Offices Take the News by Storm
Shopify has started to power 100% of its North American employee home offices with wind energy. Shopify kicked off the venture by signing a power purchase agreement (PPA), the gold standard method for companies looking to drive the transition to clean energy. Going by a Digital by Design approach, Shopify has been encouraging a digital-first approach for the past two years. In an eco-friendly move, Shopify got involved in developing a wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The company had already been using renewable energy for some time but decided to take it a step further with wind power. Though the energy from the farm would not directly power the home offices, it will counteract emissions by adding an equivalent amount of green electricity to the energy grid. Shopify funds this venture as a key solution to reverse climatic changes.