WebGem Network is helping to reduce the carbon footprint that many web businesses create and is taking a bite out of climate change! All of WebGem’s websites and hosting customers are powered by 130% wind generated servers. That’s right, 130%! WebGem is not just neutralizing our environmental impact, we are reversing it!

Our company servers has purchased certified Renewable Energy Credits representing 130% of the electricity used to both power and cool all servers in use. For more information on how your business can create carbon reduction through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates and Verified Emission Reductions click- Join The Green Revolution.

All WebGem offices are committed to providing eco-friendly work spaces by using re-usable and recycled office products and limiting the amount of overall waste. All our employees pride themselves in participating in the Green Revolution and we hope to inspire all of our clients to do the same!

For tips on how to create an environmentally friendly office space, read below:

Firstly, if your office relies on paper, rethink your common buying practices. In the US we produce over 20 million tons of refuse each year, 90% of which ends up in ugly landfill sites. By contrast, Switzerland recycles nearly 80% of its waste. Offices are major consumers of high quality paper, 90% of which is thrown away. This equates to nearly 750,000 tons of waste paper each year. Make it common practice to buy recycled paper and envelopes, and print double sided to cut waste and lower disposal costs. Every 100 reams of recycled office paper printed double-sided saves two trees, more than a ton of greenhouse gas and almost one cubic foot of landfill space in comparison with 100 reams of paper not recycled or printed double.

Commercial organizations or corporate offices can also make a huge difference by choosing to buy energy efficient office equipment, from light bulbs to computers. Electricity and air conditioning costs will go down as energy efficient appliances produce less heat than ordinary appliances, ensuring the benefits of going green show on the bottom line. For each kilowatt hour of electricity saved, one ton of greenhouse gas is stopped from entering the atmosphere.

Office computers are rarely used in environmentally friendly ways but if they are switched off outside office hours this can make an enormous difference to the amount of energy they use. Many users are unaware that screen savers waste energy too, so try switching your screen saver to ‘blank’ or ‘none’ instead.

When buying new computer equipment for the office, remember that laptops are much more energy efficient and use less materials than desktop PC’s, making them more environmentally friendly. The same is true of filing systems – electronic copies reduce the amount of waste paper produced.

No matter how big or small the office, it’s important to get everyone involved in recycling initiatives. Assigning roles such as refilling printer toners, recycling cartridges and appliances or developing a paper sorting system are sure fire ways to create a greener office environment.

For a quick fix, introducing plants into the office is also a smart move as they really can help to cleanse the air and brighten up dark spaces. From water powered calculators to Eco-friendly cleaning products, the smallest of changes make a huge difference long term.

For more information on finding eco friendly office products visit Ecotopia, they have a huge range of environmentally friendly products for your office. After kick starting the new greener, cleaner workplace with recycling labels, recycled mouse mats and even organic coffee, why not suggest a competition to find the most innovative way to recycle old appliances and excess paper?

Go Green Today!