Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year, but it comes with a huge environmental cost. According to a study by the Web Neutral Project, the Internet accounts for about 10% of global electricity consumption, producing 2% of global CO2 emissions annually—the same amount as the aviation industry. That means we all contribute to global warming whenever you visit a website, including when shopping online.
What is Green Friday
But what if there was a way to make your website more eco-friendly and reduce your carbon footprint? That’s where Green Friday comes in.
Green Friday is an alternative to Black Friday that promotes sustainability and environmental awareness. Instead of buying more stuff you don’t need, Green Friday encourages you to support green and ethical businesses that positively impact the planet.
What is Green Hosting
One of the ways you can join the Green Friday movement is by buying or switching to Green Hosting for your website.
Green Hosting is a web hosting type that uses servers powered by 100% renewable energy, such as wind, solar and hydro sources. By choosing Green Hosting, you can ensure that your website is not harming the environment but supporting it.
Green Hosting has many benefits, both for you and the planet, such as:
Reducing your carbon footprint and helping fight climate change
By hosting your website on green servers, you can avoid emitting tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. You can also show your customers and visitors that you care about the environment and are taking action to protect it.
You can save money
Renewable energy can be cheaper and more efficient than fossil fuels, so you can save money on your hosting costs. You can also take advantage of the discounts and offers many Green Hosting providers give during the Green Friday week.
You can support green and ethical businesses
By choosing Green Hosting, you support companies investing in renewable energy and creating jobs in the green sector. This means you also support organisations contributing to environmental causes, such as planting trees, donating to charities, or offering eco-friendly products and services, like us as part of team.blue.
To learn more about our Green Hosting, follow this link and see how you can start hosting sustainably today and start building your own business with the support of an eco-conscious and ethical hosting provider.
How we’re becoming more sustainable
If you’re interested in learning more about our what we’re doing to be more sustainable, you can read our blog ‘Working towards a greener future: our sustainability journey‘.