Originally Posted by Danny_G
I don't see how people can make web hosting "green", it's just idiots buying into it because its suddenly trendy to care about the environment.
It would be nice to see a host introduce an idea before it becomes a flavor of the week/month/year.
Quite the pessimist aren't you. I think you might want to check your attitude before you comment on things.
There are many hosts out there who are doing more than just buying carbon credits. Take a look at www.aiso.net
who uses solar power for their data center and were doing it long before the green hosting craze started. It appears as if www.imountain.com
has finally showed their solar panels as well.
Green hosting is a great idea and it can incorporate a number of things imho. Some of my thoughts would be:
-Energy efficient servers
-Powering your data center with solar/hydro power
-Using natural cooling during the winter
-Letting staff telecommute or giving them bonuses for using hybrid cars
-Buying carbon credits from reputable providers where you can verify where the money is going
-Reducing paper consumption