Website hosting servers pull energy from the grid, most of that energy comes from fossil fuels. Each web hosting server produces 1390 pounds of CO2 each year! There are tens of millions of servers worldwide and growth in web hosting services is estimated to be greater than 400% each year for the foreseeable future.
At current estimates the airline industry contributes to 3.5% of global climate change. By 2050 the airline industry is expected to contribute to over 5% of global climate change. Information technology is expanding far more rapidly and should exceed 3.5% of global climate change by 2020 and most likely shall contribute 5% of global climate change far before 2050.
When developing a new web site or hosting a site already in existence it is important to think about what impact your site will have on the environment. YOU HAVE A CHOICE... You can choose to host your site with an environmentally friendly web hosting company. Your website's carbon footprint can be lowered, negated or even reverse the carbon footprint of your website and other websites like yours.
Porkpie Studio is a recognized EPA Green Power Partner. We are the most eco-friendly web hosting service in existence today. We work with environmental foundations to purchase wind energy credits to put back into the grid three times (3X) the amount of energy we consume. In effect Porkpie Studio not only wipes out our carbon footprint but we're also negating the carbon footprint of two additional companies of our size. This is in addition to already using energy efficient hardware housed in data centers which are designed to be environmentally friendly.
Your choice is important and it is important right now! You may not choose Porkpie Studio as your web hosting service provider, but we hope you will choose to host your website with an eco-friendly web hosting service provider. If you are starting a new website or if you are thinking about switching your web hosting to another provider please learn about the environmental impact of the web hosting industry and what contribution to that impact that your website makes.
If you do choose Porkpie Studio for your web hosting provider we'd like to recommend placing one of our Green Hosting accreditation banners on your site to remind your visitors that you have chosen to host your site with an eco-friendly web hosting service provider. Your web site visitors will thank you for this and hopefully they will in turn learn about the environmental impact of the web hosting industry so that they can make similar choices in the future.