Just as HostPapa is committed to reliable hosting and quality customer support, we are also deeply committed to the world we live in. It only makes sense that we all do our part to keep the planet healthy for ourselves and those who come after us.
We take pride in the fact that HostPapa was one of the first companies known for green web hosting, making a public commitment to protecting the environment long before it was a mainstream initiative. We promote developing and using wind and solar energy resources by purchasing certified renewable energy certificates to offset our power usage. By putting equivalent clean energy back into the grid, we effectively reduce our carbon footprint and support renewable energy initiatives.
Since HostPapa began purchasing green energy, we have offset thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases.
HostPapa purchases Green-eⓇ Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation in the equivalent amount of MWhs to cover our electricity usage with renewable energy annually. By purchasing RECs, we support the generation of clean energy that displaces traditional sources of electricity that emit greenhouse gases and affect our environment.
Renewable Energy is any kind of electricity that is created from renewable sources, such as wind and solar. The result is a shift away from our dependence on burning fossil fuels to produce electricity. Using clean, renewable energy is environmentally friendly and reduces carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases. Renewable Energy represents real savings in carbon dioxide and other pollutants that occur when green power replaces burning fossil fuels.
We intend to continue investing in these alternative energy sources, even with the rapid growth rates and expansion of our company and related equipment.
It's a sobering fact that the generation of electricity and its resultant greenhouse gases and carbon emissions is the single most contributing factor to industrial pollution in the world. Acid rain, soot, smog, mercury, and particulate matter (among other pollutants) are serious detriments to our health - as a people and a planet.
Whether you're a business owner, entrepreneur, webmaster, or blogger, you're also a consumer of energy and energy products and services. Every kilowatt hour of power that you use has an effect on the rest of the world.