GreenNet Winter Newsletter

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*Dear GreenNet friends,* 	
*December 2018*

It's time for our annual GreenNet winter newsletter. We'd like to thank
you for your support in 2018 and wish you a very merry festive season.
We've been busy this year, but if you just want to see when our office
is closed for the holidays, please skip <#opening> to the end of this

      New Staff

We warmly welcomed Claire to the team, bringing computer science as well
as serious web development skills the collective.

      GreenNet's New Offices at the Green House

In August we moved from Development House in Old Street where we had
been for over 10 years, to a newly re-designed premises at the aptly
named Green House in Cambridge Heath, a short bus trip up Hackney Road.
We are still with Ethical Property, and will be moving within the
building in January when our new space becomes available.

      Karen's Award

Karen Banks, GreenNet director and operations manager of the Association
for Progressive Communications has been recognised by the Oxford
Internet Institute for her "extraordinary contributions towards the
development, use or study of the internet for the public good"

      New Faster Broadband

We've added fibre-optic connection to our list of options for GreenNet
Broadband, with download speeds of up to 80Mbps (depending on location)

      NextCloud / GreenCloud Special Offer

Whether you're planning a protest, writing wonderful words of wisdom, or
sending baby photos to far-flung family it's great to have a private
place to store your stuff online. With our GreenCloud & OrgCloud
services <>,
built with the wonderful free & open-source NextCloud tools, you can
take control of your files, photos, calendars and more, without giving
your data to the likes of Google, Microsoft or Dropbox.

We're offering a 12 months for the price of 10 discount, and if you're
anything like us then you'll agree that they make an ideal gift for the
little ones :-) ...

      GreenNet's Year in Numbers

  * We installed a lovely new server in our rack at the data centre,
    which has 32 CPUs available as well as an impressive 4190.30
    BogoMIPs. This is to increase our web hosting and virtual server
  * We packed up GreenNet's non-virtual operations into under 25 crates
    to move offices
  * We consumed 5 kilos of Medium Roast Fairtrade Fresh Ground coffee in
    our office percolator (motto: "filter coffee not content")
  * and at least 2 dozen punnets of Co-op dips at staff meetings  

      Web Projects

We launched new websites for

  * Public Law Project <>
  * Peace Pledge Union <> (in time for the white
    poppy season)
  * European Network on Statelessness <>
  * Peace <> Brigades
    <> International
    <> (three sites)
  * UNESCO <>

to name just a few, and collaborated with Wave <>, Sarah
Macbeth <>, Netuxo <> and
others and we have some brilliant projects in the proverbial pipeline,
so keep an eye out!

      Our Legal Challenge to GCHQ hacking continues...

Our anti-surveillance legal challenge with others being pursued by
Privacy International through the European Court of Human Rights
continues into another year. PI's fantastic work and perseverance has
led it to be identified it as a potential leading case, meaning it may
set a legal precedent.

      Co-Tech, East End Trades Guild and Ethical Consumer

We're joining Co-Tech, a new tech "platform cooperative"
and we've joined this network of local businesses in our new neighbourhood. Our
broadband and email services are still Ethical Consumer's best buys!

      GDPR bit

If you are on this mailing list you are an individual or organisation
GreenNet user or supporter, if you would like to check or amend your
details please let us know dpo at <mailto:dpo at>

      Christmas Opening Hours

*The GreenNet office will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday 21st December
2018 and will reopen fully on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.*

As always, we will be monitoring our servers throughout the festive
period. If you have an urgent query during this time, please send an
email to support at <maito:support at> or leave a
message on *0330 355 4011*. We'll respond as soon as we can.

Meanwhile don't forget to switch off your own devices (don't leave them
on standby) and have a lovely break!

        With all our best wishes for a peaceful and happy holiday,

Andrew, Cedric, Claire, Ed, Howard, Ian, Liz and Marek

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          GreenNet is the ethical Internet Service Provider that has
          been connecting people and groups who work for peace, the
          environment, gender equality and human rights since 1986.

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