As of today a new Firefox Add-on is made available by Cleanbits, called The Green Web and hosted by Mozilla. The idea is that you're just doing what you're doing on the web, and in a small screen at the bottom of your browser we're checking the sites you visit on sustainability. Furthermore, it shows you who the green companies are that are hosting these sites.
In April 2010, SIDN, the .nl registry, and Cleanbits, the organisation that works to promote a green internet, repeated their survey of the .nl domain to see what proportion of domain names are hosted on a green or CO2-neutral basis. The results show a strong trend towards the ‘greening’ of the .nl internet zone.
One in four .nl domain names is green
Nice website, great idea but who are the people behind Cleanbits?
A short introduction of the key players and their roles:
The world's climate problem is apparent in our everyday lives. Interneting for example - what we can't do without - is becoming an increasing part of the problem than most of us think. In many countries computing and telecom contributes to 2-10% of the energy consumption, and gradually increasing. When it comes to saving energy, we step into greener cars or buy energy efficient products, but we don't think about the CO2 being emitted into the air by keeping all online sites live and visible on our screens.
Cleanbits makes green energy usage across the Internet transparent.
Is your site on a green hosting infrastructure or is your provider still hosting in the grey age?
Check your website now with the greencheck!
Site not green?