London, London United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 24, 2006 -- A new player in the rapidly growing environmentally friendly Internet services industry opened its doors to the world this month. Eco Web Design Ltd are an eco-friendly web design firm based in the UK with their sights on local and international markets.
Finally, an environmentally friendly web solution seems to be available to everyone. If you are concerned about our environment and you run a web site, here's your chance to make your Web presence carbon neutral. With basic Web hosting packages starting at Â£2.69 per month (about $5US) per month it needn't break the bank going green with your Web site.
Every customer is provided with a web site hosted on solar and/or wind powered servers. Eco Web Design Director, Rory McIntyre, commented: "As more and more of us wake up to the reality of climate change we are realizing that a fundamental shift needs to take place in our mindset. Global warming is going to affect every facet of our daily lives whether we like it or not."
He continued: "I decided it was time to stand up for my principles and try to contribute in a positive way to the global problem we all face in the shape of climate change. Setting up an environmentally friendly web design firm seemed to be the perfect way to combine my web design skills with my desire to be eco-friendly."
The company have plans to install solar panels and a wind generator in order to power all the computer equipment and associated overheads used by the business. Once this work is complete the firm will operate in a completely carbon neutral fashion.
Mr McIntyre went on to say: "I decided that rather than buy carbon credits in order to offset the environmental impact of our business, I wanted to be more proactive and actually eliminate the production of carbon dioxide in the first place."
He continued: "with our plans to power the whole office with alternative energy and our existing commitment to using solar powered servers, one of our goals is to work ourselves into the position of being able to boast of a completely environmentally neutral business operation."
As we approach a new uncertain era in global trade, many forward thinking analysts believe this business model has to be one which will become more prevalent as the human race moves inexorably towards a fossil fuel free environment.
Since the production of alternative energy is not as predictable as more conventional forms of electricity generation then it is understandable that the reliability of the service comes in as the number one concern for most people. Mr McIntyre affirmed: "the reliability of our wholesale provider has been time-proven. The green data centres we use have been in business since 1997 and boast uptime figures comparable with some of the giants in the hosting industry."
The time is right for companies like this to thrive. With the ever more realistic assumption that global warming is happening and as custodians of this planet, we have to find new and ingenious ways of harnessing green energy from our globe. This energy will be used to power the Internet of the future.