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DreamHost Is Now Carbon Neutral

DreamHost has today announced that they are carbon neutral. They now purchase renewable energy credits and carbon credits to offset the pollutants that are created as a result of running their business. Green hosting goes mainstream!

Blog post —It means we’ve calculated our carbon footprint. Our footprint represents the impact of everything that DreamHost uses and leaves behind in the course of our daily work. All of the resources that we use – paper in the office, electricity for our 1300+ servers, even the gas in our cars that bring us to the office – leaves behind some kind of soul-sucking residue in the world.

Electrical power plant emissions clog up our atmosphere. Cars idling in LA’s renowned freeway traffic turn the skyline a muddy brown. Angry profanity-laced faxes are printed on laser printers which generate headache-inducing ozone.

To ensure we got the good stuff we worked with The Green Office to obtain credits with true value that aren’t considered “trash tags”. We learned that our carbon footprint is 30,600 acres and we generate 2725 tons of CO2 per year. That’s about the same amount as 545 average homes!

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