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Old 10-28-2009, 08:05 AM
iloveunicorns iloveunicorns is offline
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does this make my company green ??


i have a hosting company

think if this makes me green

everytime some one orders a package i plant 1 tree ... and and every time they donate a dollar i plant 3 trees.

does this make me green because over a year i would have planted over 3000 trees.

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:21 AM
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Do you actually plant these trees or your bs'ing?

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Old 10-28-2009, 09:27 AM
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Glad to hear that you are really planting the tree for per order client. Its good thing that you are doing to save the world.

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Old 10-28-2009, 10:23 AM
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IF you are truly planting the trees then yes that would be a good carbon offset. Consider switching your primary energy source to wind also if you have that option.

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Old 10-28-2009, 04:50 PM
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Do you actually plant these trees or your bs'ing?
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IF you are truly planting the trees then yes that would be a good carbon offset. Consider switching your primary energy source to wind also if you have that option.
I have rule in my hosting company ... never to lie and always to keep my words. i will not take peoples money for no reason. I wanted to this to be labeled has a "green host."

I was planning on using this site to do it. When i redo the yearly theme and configuration on my hosting company this in a week for the new year i was planning on using this site to go ahead with my plan.

http://www.mokugift.com/

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Old 10-28-2009, 06:43 PM
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I was doing this for a while:
http://www.plantabillion.org/

Nobody seemed to care...

I will probably pick it back up soon and re-incorporate it into our offerings. Just because It's attempting to do something good/better.

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:29 PM
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i have a hosting company

think if this makes me green

everytime some one orders a package i plant 1 tree ... and and every time they donate a dollar i plant 3 trees.

does this make me green because over a year i would have planted over 3000 trees.

thanks
I'll give you $100.00 to come over and plant 300 trees then.

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:28 PM
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I'll give you $100.00 to come over and plant 300 trees then.
ROFL... I ll match that and fly you down to miami to do the same...

$1.00 per tree / plant !!!!

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:42 PM
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According to the web site in one year an acre of trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people. Your carbon foot print for your hosting is more than your offer. So no.

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Old 10-28-2009, 09:53 PM
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I'll give you $100.00 to come over and plant 300 trees then.
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ROFL... I ll match that and fly you down to miami to do the same...

$1.00 per tree / plant !!!!
i am not planting it.

the trees are being planted in 3rd world countries.

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:35 PM
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i am not planting it.

the trees are being planted in 3rd world countries.
I can see them planting trees for a dollar. It definitely goes a lot farther in some countries still than it does here...

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:27 AM
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There's no official definition of being "green" .. it's all kind of a hype/fad/current phase the western world seems to be going through.

So sure, planting a tree could be considered "green" .. green enough to claim you're green on your website. And some people might sign up with you who wouldn't have otherwise.. maybe!

Or, you could buy carbon offsets to "offset" your electicity use. But how green is that? How many do you buy? From whom? Are they certified? Does buying carbon offsets really help the planet as much as planting trees? Probably?

Or, you could get only 5-year-old servers. You could work from home and use only solar electricity for your data center. You could only serve locally grown food at company picnics. You could outsource your tech support to some third-world country where the average person uses way fewer resources than the average person in your country.

You could keep doing this stuff forever, but the question will always be:

Does it matter?

Does it matter in terms of "helping the planet"? What does that even mean? Does it matter in terms of getting customers? I assume that's your real goal.

Cynically, if you're trying to just get customers out of it, sure, planting a tree per signup is probably going to give you the majority of the "green" marketing oomph going whole-hog green would!


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Old 10-29-2009, 10:26 PM
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I actually wanted to use it to reduce the impact my servers have on the earth. marketing was another benefit but most of the customers dont care what you use to run the servers

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Old 11-03-2009, 11:36 PM
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I think your company will be green when you will have an extra green in your packet ;-)

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:31 PM
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i am not planting it.

the trees are being planted in 3rd world countries.
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