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Choosing a green hosting provider

Are you looking for a hosting provider to host your new or existing website or server? Is a 'green' provider one of your criteria for choice? If not it should be a serious buying criteria since keeping a straightforward website up and running for a year can emit as much CO2 as driving an average petrol car for 1650 kilometers. And the more complex the site the more emissions naturally.

Make your favourite website green

The world's climate problem is apparent in our everyday lives. Interneting for example - what we can't do without - is becoming an increasing part of the problem than most of us think. In many countries computing and telecom contributes to 2-10% of the energy consumption, and gradually increasing. When it comes to saving energy, we step into greener cars or buy energy efficient products, but we don't think about the CO2 being emitted into the air by keeping all online sites live and visible on our screens.

You can now follow us on Twitter

A tree is planted in the internet forest to compensate the carbon emissions of that website or blog. 'Tweet' goes the bird in the tree and on the web. The loop is closed. Check if your website is green and see how you can offset your CO2 emissions with renewable energy or tree plantation.

Follow us on Twitter for our green internet tweets. Spread the 'tweet' around.

http://twitter.com/cleanbits

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