The Green Web Firefox Add-on available on Mozilla for free

As of today a new Firefox Add-on is made available by Cleanbits, called The Green Web and hosted by Mozilla. The idea is that you're just doing what you're doing on the web, and in a small screen at the bottom of your browser we're checking the sites you visit on sustainability. Furthermore, it shows you who the green companies are that are hosting these sites.

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Number of ‘green-hosted’ .nl domain names has more than doubled

In April 2010, SIDN, the .nl registry, and Cleanbits, the organisation that works to promote a green internet, repeated their survey of the .nl domain to see what proportion of domain names are hosted on a green or CO2-neutral basis. The results show a strong trend towards the ‘greening’ of the .nl internet zone.

One in four .nl domain names is green

Who are the people behind Cleanbits?

Nice website, great idea but who are the people behind Cleanbits?

A short introduction of the key players and their roles:

 

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.

One in eight .nl domain names are hosted 'green' - 16 April 2009

SIDN, the .nl-registry and Cleanbits, the green Internet promoter, carried out a joint study in March 2009 to quantify the market share of CO2-neutral service providers in the .nl Internet zone.

Cleanbits: towards a sustainable Internet

Internet provides us the luxury of unprecedented digital connection, but at the same time the amount of energy needed to keep millions of websites, servers and data centres up and running is enormous. Many people do not realise that the internet has become one of today’s major polluters, already responsible for as much CO2 emission as the entire aviation industry. And with the continued demand on our internet infrastructure the problem is not going to get easier. But together we can make a difference to our environment.

Cleanbits enables you to easily check your web servers environmental footprint and compensate the carbon emissions generated by the hosting of- and visits to your website. Whether compensation is through renewable energy or internet forests, the objective is to create a sustainable internet.

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