Green technology has come on in leaps and bounds over the last thirty years. We recycle, we wash at 30 degrees, we make sure our appliances aren’t on standby. We each try to enjoy the rich benefits of technology while trying to be responsible in using our fair share of the world’s resources.
You might know how much energy you use when using your computer, but what about the websites you view? Are they using ecologically sound methods to serve you information?
Even people who think long and hard about where their food comes from may not stop to think about where their internet search results came from. Yet all major internet companies use massive server farms that guzzle electricity and hungrily munch through resources. Shouldn’t you look towards finding the search engine or social network that shares your concern about the safety and sustainability of our planet’s environment?
Well, here’s some good news. The excellent website RankABrand.com has studied the energy efficiency of some major internet services, and they’re found that if you’re a Google user then you’ve got nothing to worry about. Their system gives a ranking of some of the biggest internet companies:
Google (including Gmail and YouTube) - B
Facebook - D
Bing - D
Yahoo! - E
Twitter - E
Google are leading the way in showing that we can have a sustainable internet, but there must be some concern at the performance of other popular providers. Do something today. Let them know that this is important. If they want your support, they need to go green.