Arduino Manufacturing and Carbon Neutrality
Smart Projects, the Italian company that is the manufactures the Arduino Duemilanove, Mega, and Mini, has signed up with the ZeroImpact/Lifegate project in order reduce its environmental impact and compensate for the emissions created in manufacturing Arduino boards. The company’s donation to ZeroImpact/Lifegate will go to restore and protect 25 thousand square meters of rainforest in Costa Rica. This means that for every two Arduino boards manufactured by Smart Projects, one square meter of rainforest will be restored or protected from deforestation. This donation has been in effect from the beginning of production of the Arduino Mega in an effort to make the production of Arduino boards closer to carbon neutral.