Websites powered by the wind, sun and sea
The results are in – climate change is a biggie! But thankfully we have many of the technologies needed to do our bit in reducing its impacts. One of those answers lies with the internet and, specifically, the issue of web hosting.
It is important for individuals and businesses to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and take steps towards reducing it. I do this is by choosing a web hosting provider that runs its servers on renewable energy sources, such as Krystal. They are also a certified B-Corp and invest in environmental non-profits, such as Trees For Life, as do I.
Krystal have been committed to reducing their carbon footprint for over a decade, and their hosting services are powered by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydro. This means that every website hosted on Krystal’s servers is carbon-free, making it an excellent choice for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Crucially their pricing is competitive and switching to them is easy.
Choosing renewable web hosting can significantly reduce the environmental impact of a website throughout its usage. According to various reports, the internet’s carbon footprint is estimated to be around 3.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is similar to the amount produced by the aviation industry. By choosing renewable energy web hosting, you can help reduce this carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and are more likely to support businesses that are committed to reducing their carbon footprint. By using a web hosting provider that uses renewable energy, you can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and attract customers who share your values.
This is only one part of the picture in terms of attempting to produce websites that benefit the planet, but it is arguably the simplest to implement. More of my strategies are listed in my blog article about sustainable web development.