Did you know, online shopping can have a massive environmental cost? According to a study by the Web Neutral Project, the Internet accounts for about 10% of global electricity consumption, producing 2% of global CO2 emissions annually which is the same amount as the aviation industry! That means we all contribute to global warming whenever we visit a website, including when shopping online.
How can we reduce the impact?
One way to help reduce your contribution is to support more sustainable and environmentally friendly websites by choosing those powered by renewable energy. Or, if you are a website owner, you can help by choosing green web hosting for your site.
Green web hosting
Green or eco-friendly hosting is a type web hosting that uses servers powered by 100% renewable energy, such as wind, solar and hydro sources. By going green, you can ensure that your website is not harming the environment and instead, is supporting it.
Benefits of eco-friendly web hosting
1. Reduce your carbon footprint and help fight climate change
By hosting your website on green servers, you can avoid emitting tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. You can also show your customers and visitors that you care about the environment and are taking action to protect it.
2. Save money
Renewable energy can be cheaper and more efficient than fossil fuels, so you can save money on your hosting costs.
3. Support green and ethical businesses
By choosing green web hosting, you support companies investing in renewable energy and creating jobs in the green sector. This means you also support organisations contributing to environmental causes, such as planting trees, donating to charities, or offering eco-friendly products and services, like us, as part of team.blue.
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