Green Blockchain Summit: Recap & Path Forward

Polygon’s sustainability journey, which in the past few months included a commitment to becoming carbon negative, offsetting the network’s CO2 footprint and setting aside $20 million for climate projects, has reached a new milestone. On July 13 Polygon hosted the Green Blockchain Summit,  first in a series of a virtual forums for Web3 leaders to […]

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Next Step in Polygon’s Sustainability Journey: Green Blockchain Summit

Polygon has made major progress toward its goal of becoming carbon negative in 2022 by offsetting the network’s CO2 footprint, setting aside $20 million for climate projects and hiring a sustainability lead. But the journey so far has largely been a solitary one. The next step is to bring along the broader community on our […]

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How Polygon is Helping Reforest the Indian Subcontinent

Planting trees is one of the simplest ways of pulling excess carbon out of the atmosphere. But it only counts if the planting is done at scale and the trees survive. SankalpTaru is an Indian non-profit tackling this problem with Polygon’s blockchain technology. Founded in 2013, SankalpTaru has planted over 3 million trees across hundreds […]

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Polygon Reaches First Sustainability Milestone by Achieving Network Carbon Neutrality

Polygon has made a major first step toward becoming carbon negative with the retirement of $400,000 in carbon credits representing 104,794 tonnes of greenhouse gasses, or the entirety of the network’s CO2 debt since inception.  The milestone comes after Polygon in mid-April released its Green Manifesto, part of its broader vision for sustainable development. The […]

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Going Green 101: Carbon Markets Demystified

Polygon’s recent decision to offset the network’s carbon debt was the result of extensive internal research into the various ways of reducing our environmental impact. The team had to decipher industry jargon, wade through alphabet soup of acronyms and choose from a multitude of available options. Below is a brief guide to getting started with […]

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The Business Case for Blockchains Going Green

Nothing says “you have arrived” like people caring about your carbon footprint. Polygon has recently marked that milestone with a commitment to becoming carbon negative by the end of the year. Below is the case for why other projects should follow our lead and how to go about doing it. Ethereum’s smart contract blockchain has […]

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