Ways to make your Website “Green” (are you doing this?)

Techcrunch is comparing which company is greener, Yahoo or Google.

I’ve started a list of ways to make your website green: Web Hosting, Servers, Green Energy, Networking, Power Usage, Computer and Server recycling, and of course, making your webpages print friendly. If you’ve any suggestions, please go to that post and leave a comment.

I was thinking about starting a new business, where I could ‘rate’ and analyze websites that were following these methods, they could register with me, pay me $25 bucks, and I’ll give them an image badge to put on their site. All proceeds will go to a non-profit that supports green web. Any business partners want to work with me on this? I’ll do the marketing.

I also started a new tag called “Sustainable”, which reflects on the long term effects of technology on life. And this website is hosted with Dreamhost, which has gone green.

  • Hi Jeremiah, It is great that you recently have posted twice on sustainability. I means that what we forecasted some months ago at We media Miami, that these two powerful currents: Sustainable concience and web 2.0 community participation are merging into one in an online conversation. Brands are faced with ever more participating and green consumers, demanding, voting and participating online.

    Best

    Ernesto

  • This is a great idea Jeremiah but I fear the maintenance and upkeep might be a headache! (Can you see a “Digg-like” infrastructure built up to enable public ratings of whether a given product/web site/service/widget is/is not really “green?”)

    On a related “sustainability” topic I wrote recently about the relationship between the cooperation models promoted by “web 2.0” processes and the push to get scientists and researchers more involved in sustainability issues. The idea, promoted by the president of the AAAS, is to get researches more involved in communicating with the public directly about sustainability related topics (http://www.ddmcd.com/sustainability.html).

  • Interesting concept. Take a look at http://www.tickgreen.com these guys have gone on step further…