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Green Web Hosting Providing Clean Hosting Solutions
By: Joe Eitel
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    2010-01-27

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  • Green Web Hosting Providing Clean Hosting Solutions
  • What are the Choices?
  • Canvas Dreams
  • Taproot Hosting

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    It should come as no surprise that Portland, Oregon is the home to not one, but two completely sustainable web hosting companies. After all, the city is considered one of the greenest in the nation. Not only did Portland recently reinvent itself in order to solve environmental problems, but it's also known to feature some of the most progressive urban planning and eco-conscious public policy in the country. These all may be reasons why Portland was recently named America's number one cycling city, the most walk-able city in the country, and it may even be whyTaproot chose to be headquartered there.

    Taproot has some of the most interesting green initiatives around, including those featured at Canvas Dreams. For the most part, it all comes down to the host company's energy resources and methods of operating.

    First and foremost, the company's employees basically produce no carbon emissions for their commute to the Taproot offices because technically, there is no office. Yes, the company is based in Portland, but Taproot has no physical location, and all of their employees telecommute. Essentially, this means none of their employees have to use fossil fuels to transport themselves to work every day, and the company doesn't have to waste energy on the maintenance and powering of an office space.

    Having no commute obviously doesn't cancel out the energy output required to work from home, but all Taproot employees are required to enroll in a 100 percent renewable energy plan with their local power companies. This means that any energy they do use while working from home comes from a completely sustainable source.

    Even more impressive, Taproot powers all of their data servers with 100 percent wind energy and the company plants a tree for each customer that signs with them, sort of as a way to assist the customer in lightening their carbon footprints as well. If you're currently not with a sustainable web hosting company, you should truly consider a company like Canvas Dreams or Taproot. After all, there's never been a better time to go green.


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