Not many people know the negative impact that the Internet and therefore their own websites have on the environment. It is estimated that by 2020, the web hosting industry will be as big a polluter as the airline industry. This is why it’s so crucial for web developers and small business owners to go green when selecting a web hosting provider for their websites or applications.
Below is an infographic that we put together to visually show you the impact of the Internet on the environment, why its important for going green with your website and how you can help.
We invite you to share this infographic on your own blog and social media to raise awareness, because together we can make a difference.
My name is Trey Gardner and I am the CEO of GreenGeeks which I believe is the greenest web hosting company on the internet. In a few paragraphs I’ll go into the details of how eco-friendly we are compared to our competition but first I’d like to talk about why it is so important to choose a green, eco-friendly web hosting company.
As you know, GreenGeeks offers 300% Green Energy web hosting. So what does that really mean? It means that for every kilowatt that we draw from the power grid, we replace back 3 times in the form of wind energy. So not only are we offsetting what we’re using but we’re actually putting back MORE clean wind energy into the power system. This includes all of our infrastructure and work stations for our telecommuting staff. Continue reading “GreenGeeks & Bonneville Environmental Foundation”
About a month ago we announced an GreenGeeks Video Review contest where we were giving away 3 iPad’s. It’s one thing to see e-mails written in to tell us how great we are, but it’s another when you actually see and hear it from customers. We had a lot of fun with this and I’m sure our customers did too! Continue reading “GreenGeeks Video Review iPad Winners Announced!”
We’re always looking for ways to make our customers lives easier. We were one of the first hosting companies to offer free site migration for customers who transferred to us from other providers and it was received with much appreciation from our customers. It’s a no hands approach to getting set up with us. For our new customers, we’ve always offered easy to use free website builders to build great websites but is a more hands on approach. So we got to thinking how we could make it easy for our new customers to sign up and get something valuable up and running so they can go back to doing business… Continue reading “Let us Build a Website for you.”
(Trey Gardner, CEO of GreenGeeks – Pictured Above)
DrupalCon Denver 2012 was a hit. The attendee count was 3000+, which is awesome! Taking from last year’s success at DrupalCon Chicago, we decided to go bigger and better. We spent over $300 dollars in candy to provide Drupalistas the sugar energy fix they needed to get through the great seminars, speeches and all the great great events that went down at DrupalCon.
In addition to educating Drupal developers, designers, users, fans… what GreenGeeks is/does and how we’re the leader in green energy web hosting, we were giving a chance to enter to win 1 of 3 prizes that will be given away on April 15, 2012.
It was a pleasure to meet all of the potential customers and of course our beloved existing customers.
Remember, if you don’t choose us as your green hosting provider, choose a hosting provider that is.
A few weeks ago, we announced that we launched a new eco-friendly initiative. “We are very excited by this new initiative” Says Trey Gardner CEO of GreenGeeks. “Since inception our mission has been to be the most eco-friendly web host around and to force others within our industry to go green. This new initiative embraces and expands our original mission by allowing us to branch out our efforts and to start to target different industries. This commitment also works well with our sponsorship of the 40th Earth Day anniversary, Fight For Air climb with the American Lung Association as both the climb and the C02NeutralWebSite.com partnership work to bring us cleaner air.”
Jennifer Kyrnin over at About.com just published the interview with Trey Gardner (Our CEO) on GreenGeeks and Green Web Hosting. Here’s what she had to say:
“When I learned about Green Geeks, I was intrigued. Most hosting providers are very similar in their offerings, but Green Geeks claims to be “300% green hosting”. To find out more about this, I teamed up with Marc Lallanilla, the About.com Guide to Green Living to interview Trey Gardner, CEO of Green Geeks.”
One of the way’s that GreenGeeks is green is by purchasing renewable energy credits (REC’s) to compensate for the power consumption for our servers and work stations. We’ve received our Green Energy Certification from Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Here is a short video clip about them and how together we’re making a difference
Remember, when you host your web site with GreenGeeks, you’re using 300% green web hosting and you should be proud that you’re helping make a difference in our environment. You can proudly display that you’re hosting green by adding Green Tags to your web site!