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Green Hosting, Green Energy, and CanSpace

In today’s climate of change, it is becoming more paramount for consumers to make choices which reflect their environmental concerns. It is the least we can do for the planet which has given us so much. Just a few weeks ago the New York Times reported that due to our consumption of non-renewable natural resources, the earth is predicted to rise 1.5 degrees celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit for Americans) by 2040.

Data centers and servers all over the world support the Internet. The Internet reportedly consumes between 3.6 to 6.2 percent of all the electricity in the world. However, because of this information, consumers can opt to choose to support businesses who attempt to offset some of this usage.

Green Hosting

Green hosts opt to select services which reflect an attitude of biological mimicry or bio-cooperative services to offset and negate damage to the environment. Canada is a great place for a Green Host, as it ranks third in the world for hydroelectricity productions. Canada produces the majority of its energy through hydroelectricity and green sources. 

CanSpace’s servers are all powered by green energy produced at Beauharnois hydroelectric generating plant in Quebec. This national historic site, of beautiful art-deco construction, is one of the world’s largest hydroelectric facilities. It is as beautiful as it is powerful, and provides 100% of the power required for our hosting data center less than 300 meters away. Our 30,000 servers can generate 1TB of data per second, for now, and we intend to keep growing. 

Most importantly our data center is cooled by the same hydro-dam and acts as a sort of closed system, conserving as much natural energy as possible. All of this conservation of energy allows us to do good for the world, and provide good options for our customers, like you!

Why You Should Choose Green Hosting

Firstly, because it is the right thing to do. As we grow as consumers and gain power as businesses, doing the right thing is not always the best business decision. That is the ethos we adopt as we become informed in the modern environment.

Oh, and by-the-by, it is the best business option. We don’t need to spend more money paying our electric company extra, or “offsetting carbon tokens” like other “brown” companies might. We save our money by doing the right thing, and you as the consumer see the benefit in reduced pricing, the way it should be. 

The way we see it, if we invest in doing the right thing now, it may save us money now, and it will definitely save us money in the long run. Money invested in green services pays dividends; helping green options succeed, making green options affordable, and helping to prevent environmental problems for prosperity.

So, if you’re ready to work with a website host that runs on 100% green energy, reach out to us today to discuss your options!

CanSpace Team

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