Do Your Part by Using a Green Web Host

The team at Envato has long taken part in Blog Action Day, and this year is no different. The topic chosen this year is climate change — and when it comes to the web, one easy way to make a positive difference is to use a green web host.

Web Hosting

There are a lot of us web savvy folks who host our own web site. Why not use a web host who uses more efficient, environmentally friendly energy to run the servers and host your site? Five years ago, the options for green hosting were limited, but a lot has changed.

There are many hosts focusing on this area now. Here is a round up of some good ones.

Eco Web Hosting

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Sustainable Websites

Sustainable websites

Green WebHost

greenwebhost

Taproot Hosting

taproot

AISO.net

aiso

And there are plenty more options available. Choose from any of the following to help make positive change.

Other Web Resources

In addition to using a green web host, we can help in even smaller ways. Each of the sites below are focused on small changes we can all make that can add up to big changes in our culture.

Blackle

Blackle

This site is simply a front end for Google, but uses a black background. White web pages take more energy to display on the screen, so the intention here is for millions of people to use Blackle to search Google and save power.

The following three sites focus on green search. It takes your searches queries and returns results that are more focused on green products and services.

Let’s Do What We Can

Making an environmental difference doesn’t come overnight — it takes an open mind and some observation to carefully assess our day to day living. Examine what you do with your time and most importantly, what you consume.

Then work on educating yourself to ensure you can make more informed choices.

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