We have been planning to go Green – as in environmentally friendly – as soon as our contract with our previous web host expired later this summer. One of the bonuses to come out of the tech failures earlier this month is that we are now transitioning sooner. Our new host – Green Geeks – is one of the best when it comes to saving the planet.
It’s surprising how much energy web servers can consume. Green Geeks lays it all out on their website – by 2020, information technology is projected to be on par with the airline industry in terms of its contribution to climate change. Yep, you’re reading that right – computer usage and jet planes will contribute the same amount to global climate change.
To fight that trend, Green Geeks purchases wind energy credits to put back into the grid 3x the energy it consumes.
Our website will now proudly display our eco-friendly badge in the upper right-hand corner.