Go Green, Get EcoSmart
Everyone has a choice to be more environmentally responsible. Recycling, using energy efficient appliances and equipment, turning the lights off when you're not using them...these are all common choices that make a big difference.
Design Lab 10 has a made a choice to take it a few steps further. We now host our site (and provide hosting to our clients) on servers that are 300% wind powered (the remaining 200% is sold back to the power company), we equip sites with a stand-by engine (reducing energy used by monitors) and we offer a printing alternative that PDF's blogs and sites and emails the information (instead of wasting paper and your customers' ink). Additionally, most designers work from home and do not contribute to the pollution resulting from commuting.
It is estimated that by 2020 the website hosting industry will be as big a polluter as the Airline industry. We can all do our part to prevent that from happening. Choosing EcoSmart options, like green hosting, allows our customers to say that their web sites are 300% green and that they are not only covering their own carbon footprint but they are also covering the carbon footprints of others. (You'll get a badge for your site showing your EcoSmart choices!)