Web Hosting Goes Green
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If you’re of the opinion that going green is just a “fad,” think again. The green movement is gaining popularity and finding its way into all aspects of our lives, from the food we eat to the websites we view. That’s right; the websites we choose to view and support can now have a major affect on the environment as well.
The Internet already seems pretty environmentally friendly; it allows information pertaining to sustainable living to spread like wildfire without the use of paper or anything else that could end up in a landfill. Some websites, though, are going the extra mile to help this new environmental movement that is aimed at making our world a better place for future generations.
Online4Earth’s Green Initiatives
Online4Earth , a full service Internet hosting provider based in Montana that provides hosting, e-mail, and secure SSL certificates, recently announced that a portion of its proceeds will be used to subsidize the cost of clean energy projects in its home state. That means, every time you utilize Online4Earth for a domain name acquisition or for web hosting capabilities, you’re contributing to the green movement as well. As the company’s name suggests, it aims to be a major contributor to green practices that will promote sustainable living, reduce carbon outputs, and hopefully encourage others to do the same.
Online4Earth is actively involved in the green movement and currently supports a number of green initiatives, which include a subsidized solar paneling project that will bring green energy to lower income families in Montana, the development of an eco-friendly e-commerce website, and the construction of an educational website that focuses on “creating environmental change without sacrificing personal gratification.” As if this isn’t impressive enough, the company has also offset its carbon footprint by donating to reforestation programs in Kenya and by working with a carbon management firm called CarbonFootPrint .
A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, especially as they pertain to climate change. Specifically, it relates to the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating, transportation, etc. The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce, and by working with the company CarbonFootPrint, Online4Earth hopes to drastically reduce theirs. According to the web host’s site, they have been assessed and approved by CarbonFootPrint as having reduced their carbon footprint.
Mathew Lenning, director of business development for Online4Earth, wants to find a way to continue with their green endeavors and create a win/win situation for both the environment and consumers. "We want our customers to know that by using our web hosting services they help the environment without reducing the quality of their experience, services, or product. Customers sacrifice nothing in the name of environmental responsibility and that's the way it should be," Lenning said.
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