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All About Green

HostPapa is a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainable business practises.

Just as HostPapa is committed to reliable hosting and quality customer support, we are also deeply committed to the world we live in. It only makes sense that we all do our part to keep the planet healthy for ourselves and those who come after us.

We take pride in being able to say that HostPapa was one of the first web hosting companies to make a public commitment to going green. We promote the development and use of wind and solar energy resources by purchasing green energy certificates to offset all the power we use in our data centres and offices. By putting equivalent clean energy back into the grid, we effectively reduce our carbon footprint and support renewable energy initiatives.

100% Powered by Certified Green Renewable Energy Sources

HostPapa has taken the initiative of going green by purchasing 100% green renewable energy to power our data centres, web servers, office computers, laptops, and office space. Our energy is certified by the following sources:

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Bonneville Environmental Foundation
What is Green Energy

How do we do it?

HostPapa purchases "green energy tags" or certificates from a certified green energy supplier. That supplier calculates the total energy consumption of our operation and uses their suppliers of green energy to pump in 100% equivalent energy back into the power grid. Since HostPapa began purchasing green energy, we have removed thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases affecting our environment.
 

Why did we do it?

Simply put, we did it because of our commitment to corporate responsibility and to the environment. Ultimately, we wanted to be the green leader in web hosting. The servers and equipment we use here at HostPapa run 24 hours per day and consume a great deal of electricity. Why should we burden the world just because we require that electricity to power our servers? If we need the electricity for our operation, let's buy it from clean energy sources and contribute positively to our environment.

What Is Green Energy?

Green Tags are created when wind power or other renewable energy is substituted for traditional power. The result is a shift away from our dependence on burning fossil fuel to produce electricity. Using clean renewable energy is friendly to the environment and reduces emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Green Tags represent the real savings in carbon dioxide and other pollutants that occur when green power replaces burning fossil fuel.

The source of our 100% renewable Green Tag energy that ultimately supplies the HostPapa servers comes from multiple sources, including:

  • Condon Wind Facility (Gilliam County, OR)
  • Foote Creek Wind Facility (Carbon County, WY)
  • Klondike Wind Facility (Sherman County, OR)
  • Northwest Small Wind Co-op (WA, MT)
  • Northwest Solar Co-op (OR, WA)
  • Portland Brewery Blocks (Portland, OR)
  • Solar Ashland (Ashland, OR)
  • Stateline Wind Facility (Walla Walla County, WA; Umatilla County, OR)
  • Summerview Wind Facility (Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada)
  • Tillamook Animal Waste to Energy (Tillamook, OR)
  • Washington State School for the Blind (Vancouver, WA)
  • White Bluffs/Hanford (White Bluffs, WA)

We at HostPapa are proud of the fact that our company is making the world a cleaner and healthier place. We intend to continue investing in these alternative energy sources, even with the rapid growth rates and expansion of our company and related equipment.

Why care about going green?

Why should you care about supporting businesses that use renewable electricity? You may think, what difference does it really make?

It’s a sobering fact that the generation of electricity and its resultant greenhouse gases and carbon emissions is the single most contributing factor to industrial pollution in the world. Acid rain, soot, smog, mercury, and particulate matter (among other pollutants) are serious detriments to our health - as a people and a planet.

Whether you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, webmaster, or blogger, you’re also a consumer of energy and energy products and services. Every kilowatt hour of power that you use, including running your website(s), has an effect on the rest of the world.

We can all do our part to help reduce pollution - and HostPapa wants you to be a part of it.

Spread the word about Green Hosting!

Tell your site visitors that you use 100% Green Web Hosting

Tell your website visitors that your website is powered by 100% green renewable energy! Feel free to place these banners on your website:

Full Banners

Half Banners

Small Rectangle

How to download animated banners:

  1. Right click on the banner you would like to use on your website.

    Example: Powered by HostPapa 100% Green Energy

  2. Go to "Save Picture As" to save the animated banner to the image folder in your local web files.
  3. Insert the image with the following code:

    Select Text
    <a href="http://www.hostpapa.ca"><img src="/assets/banners-green/001_hostpapa_234x60.gif" alt="Powered by HostPapa 100% Green Energy" width="234" height="60" border="0" id="HostPapa" /></a>

    Note: Make sure you change the text in red to match the banner location in your local web files as well as the image width/height.

  4. Upload/FTP the banner and page and your HostPapa banner will animate on your page!