Free services for environmental NPOs

December 24th, 2016  |  Published in News

When a year nears its end there’s a natural inclination to take stock, and 2016 has been a year like few others.

At Runbox, while working hard each day to improve our product and ensure that our services are reliable and secure, we have watched the world’s events unfold from our vantage point in the high north.

With customers in 172 countries we feel that we are connected with people in every corner of the world.

And as our planet completes another revolution, its fate seems more uncertain than ever. Just since Runbox was launched in 2000,

  • average global temperature has increased 0.4°C [1],
  • average sea level has risen almost 6cm (2 inches) [2],
  • human population has grown by more than 1 billion [3], and
  • around 30,000 species have gone extinct [4,5].

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming

Humanity’s ecological footprint is so large that we are literally about to eradicate the planet’s resources:

  • Humans annually absorb more than 42% of the Earth’s terrestrial net primary productivity, 30% of its marine net primary productivity, and 50% of its fresh water [6].
  • 40% of the planet’s land is devoted to human food production, up from 7% in 1700 [6].
  • 50% of the planet’s land mass has been transformed for human use [6].

Clearly this is not sustainable, and humanity is on a collision course with its environment.

This increasing urgency implores us to do more to help decrease human impact. We all depend on our environment — and when it deteriorates it affects us all.

So starting this Christmas, in line with our Company Values and our commitment to sustainability, Runbox will offer free services to environmental non-profit and non-governmental organizations.

This includes both our email hosting and web hosting services, up to 100 email accounts and 1 000 MB website storage per organization. If you are a registered environmental NPO/NGO, please contact us to apply.

We encourage other email and web hosting providers to do the same.

And we wish everyone the very best for the new year.

Sources

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming

2. http://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/

3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_growth

4. https://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/G204/lectures/204conservation.html

5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction

6. Vitousek, P. M., H. A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, and J. M. Melillo. 1997. Human Domination of Earth’s Ecosystems. Science 277 (5325): 494–499; Pimm, S. L. 2001. The World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth. McGraw-Hill, NY; The Guardian. 2005. Earth is All Out of New Farmland. December 7, 2005.

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Special Holiday/New Year offer from Runbox

December 23rd, 2014  |  Published in News

Gift BoxTo celebrate a great year and to further the cause of secure and private communication, we would like to give all our customers:

A free Sub-Account for one year
…if you subscribe or renew your main account by Jan 15th!

A Runbox account is a great gift to someone you know who cares about secure and private communication — and of course a fully featured, professional email service.

Just proceed to payment now to get your free sub-account!

And make sure you lock in our current great prices by taking advantage of our 3 years for the price of 2 offer on the Medium subscription plan!

Please contact us after you have completed your payment to let us know you want to take advantage of this offer so that we can add the sub-account slot to your main account.

You will then be able to set up the sub-account by going to Account > Sub-Accounts.

Note that whenever you renew your main account the additional time will simply be added to the end of your subscription, so you won’t lose any subscription time by renewing early.

Happy Holidays from everyone at Runbox, with our best wishes for the new year!

Terms of this offer:

  • The free sub-account will be of the same type as your main subscription (Micro, Mini, Medium, or Max).
  • The offer is for an additional free account and cannot be used to renew an existing sub-account.
  • The offer can be combined with the 2 years for the price of 1 offer upon subscribing to a new main account within 24 hours of signing up, and the 3 years for the price of 2 years offer which is available to everyone.

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