Suite 4047, TX (PressExposure) April 14, 2009 -- Houston-based green web hosting company, BounceWeb, took another step towards offsetting its carbon footprint by supporting the production of 6,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy through a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) purchase.
"There is no way a company can function ethically in today's world without contributing to the betterment of our environment," said BounceWeb's Sales and Support Manager, James Willit. "This is just one step for us in our goal of achieving a zero carbon footprint and a greener, healthier planet."
Last month's REC purchase by BounceWeb is the equivalent of the small company eliminating 9,414 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from our atmosphere.
Some estimates peg the global environmental impact of the IT industry at between 3 and 4 per cent of the world's electricity usage indicating a massive environmental toll for the industry. "If more companies like ours got behind this type of initiative, a lot of good would come of it," said Willit.
BounceWeb chose to partner with one of the nation's leading renewable energy and carbon offsetting companies, 3Degrees www.3degreesinc.com, to reach their carbon offset goals. Since 2002, 3Degrees has helped more than 150 companies internationally create substantial emission reducing policies.
"3Degrees congratulates BounceWeb for their environmental initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint,â said Steve McDougal, Executive Vice President of 3Degrees. âWe are thrilled to partner with BounceWeb, recognizing that reducing carbon is as much a business concern as an environmental one.â
BounceWeb has been providing cheap web hosting services since 1999 and boasts a client base of more than 10,000 satisfied customers.
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