Green Washing on the Internet

I have been looking at setting this blog up as a self-hosted one. For me, that decision involves choosing a “green” website host (that offers WordPress).

Well, this is not such a simple task! I kind of knew it would not be as I have had a look at green website hosting in more general terms before. Have any of you gone through this process? What results did you get?

There are a number of larger website hosts offering WordPress “green” hosting plans/options. Unfortunately, most of it is just green washing. All they do is buy RECs. You could just choose a web host and buy some form of carbon offsetting yourself, whether it be actually paying a business that specialises in carbon offsetting certificates or actually investing in tree planting programs and or switching to renewable energy inputs as well as making sure all your other protocols are green.

I live a pretty “green” lifestyle, to the fullest extent I can given my current circumstances. Actually, we got our electricity bill yesterday. Our power usage, compared to the average, is very low. We are a four person family in a three room house. We are all home most of the time as we homeschool the kids. Our usage was comparable to the average usage of less than a two person household. I thought that was not too bad.

OK. So back to my search for a green website host. I would love to hear about anyone’s recommendations (please say why). I found a couple of articles written within the last four months on options green website hosts. I did a Google search. Now I need to try and compare apples not a fruit salad.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Peace to all,

KISS for Life,

Miriam.

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About mimb

Mother to two beautiful girls (both home birthed & home schooled), wife, Raw food (vegan) chef & coach, Permaculturalist, activist.
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