If you are looking for ways to make your website green, consider hosting your website to a green web hosting company. Here are some companies that power their data centers and/or offices with green or renewable energy.
iPage is proud to be a wind-energy leader. This company provides green hosting solutions to over one million websites worldwide. To offset its carbon emissions through its multiple data centers and offices, iPage purchases renewable energy credits which are then used to generate wind energy. The company estimates that it prevents the releases of about 2,660 metric tons of carbon fuel each year with its green data centers and offices.
3Degrees recognizes Hostgator.com for extraordinary environmental leadership through the support of renewable energy by purchasing renewable energy certificate that supports 5,004 Mwh of electricity generation sourced from win farms across Texas. This energy certificate alone prevents emission of 3,651 metric tons of carbon dioxide which is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed annually by protecting 809 acres of forest. In its website, Hostgator.com is proud that all its shared and reseller servers are now 130% wind powered. The company also use 36% more efficient servers and eco-friendly offices.
Since it is udderly impossible for FatCow to produce wind power themselves, they purchased renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset their energy use. By buying RECs for wind energy, FatCow is able to contribute in the reduction of the amount of electricity in the energy grid produced by fossil fuels. The company offers free green website badges to its customers to enhance customer appeal and increase traffic.
One of GreenGeeks.com’s mission is to promote every website on the internet to be hosted by a web hosting company that utilize green energy. To pursue this mission, GreenGeek power its millions of hosted websites with wind energy by purchasing wind energy credits. Besides purchasing wind energy credits, GreenGeeks also practices rigorous recycling in their offices, allows some of its talented and skilled personnel to telecommute, and motivate employees to bring home cooked meals to the office to reduce non-biodegradable wastes from take out orders. In 2009, GreenGeeks was invited to join the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partner Program. The partnership is a result of GreenGeek’s efforts to reduce the risk of climate change through green power purchasing.
DreamHost calculated that it produces as much as carbon dioxide as 545 average-size homes. To neutralize its carbon emission, DreamHost purchased renewable energy credits and invested in emission reduction credits. This web hosting company that serves millions of websites has a Certificate of Carbon Neutralization and partnership with US Environment Protection Agency’s Green Power Program.
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