Producing a site like this takes a lot of time and energy. We pay writers and other team members. None of the team is expected to work for free.
To build a sustainable business or project of any kind, particularly at scale, there needs to be a fair amount of financial compensation.
If we are looking to convince society that it’s possible to craft a more sustainable future, we need to demonstrate to ourselves and others that sustainability and financial stability can and must coexist. It’s not about making money hand over fist, it’s about curating ways of being and sharing that enable all involved to be fairly compensated for labour, with no hidden cost for people and planet.
In a perfect world, we would be able to publish high quality content that is completely free of advertising and affiliate bias.
In reality, we have to make careful judgements about which of these things to use, and always try to do so in a way that does not hinder your experience on the site. For this reason, we try to tread the constant balance of giving you the best possible content, while also making some advertising dollars from brands we really believe in.
The Eco Desk uses affiliate links such as display advertising or links within the text. This means that if you click on a link and make a purchase, we may earn a small commission, referral fee or some other form of compensation.
These earnings are essential for the upkeep of the site, including paying for hosting fees, software subscriptions and domain services. They are also responsible for paying for a small team of writers and admin staff that allow us to publish regular, well-researched, quality content that remains free for all to access.
Please note: we will NEVER post links to items we do not believe in. We also encourage you to carefully consider each and every purchase choice.
Where affiliate links are used in posts, it will be made clear in posts, without influencing the quality and readability of the content.
Remember, the most sustainable item is the one you don’t buy.