GreenServe.com.au has been established as a first step towards a more environmentally friendly and economical way to host your business website - whilst still providing an extremely high level of service, availability, speed, and overall reliability.
We have been successfully hosting our website design and application development business clients' websites for many years on our low-contention, high-speed web servers located within a multi-homed data centre on the Australian mainland (at Brisbane Technology Park) ... and it occurred to us that we could start setting an example for other hosting providers by offsetting the carbon emissions generated by the power used by our servers and their related cooling systems.
Surprisingly, when we calculated the costs of offsetting these emissions, they turn out to be quite reasonable - and hence our costs for Carbon Neutral, green hosting are actually comparable to (and in many cases lower than) other high-quality, non green hosting services in Australia.
The carbon offset credits are provided via our relationship with "Carbon Neutral". We urge you to support Carbon Neutral, even if you decide not to host your website with our green hosting packages.
Our customers who choose any of our green hosting packages can also display an icon on their website announcing that their website is one of the growing number of sites that are minimising their effect on the environment.
Please remember that environmental change takes time. The sequestration of carbon by way of planting trees (i.e. the carbon offsetting process) occurs during the projected lifetime of the trees that are planted.
Trees planted are estimated to take up to 100 years to sequester the CO2 with the majority of sequestration anticipated in the first 30-40 years (Source: Carbon Neutral Product Guide). That's why it's important to take action now and offset your website's carbon footprint with carbon neutral, green website hosting.