Thursday, February 04, 2010

The environmental post

I've been meaning to write up some notes about "the environment" and me.

I'm on the tree-hugging side of the fence politically, and have some of the old-fashioned skin-flint variety of environmentalist in my personal choices [keep the house cool, hang up my laundry to dry, walk/bike/TTC most of the time, own an old used Prius, caulk and insulate my old house obsessively, pay attention to my gas/electricty bills, etc.].

But for the purposes of this post, I want to point out that my website development business is also "environmental", even though I don't flaunt it very much.

Here's why:

  1. I work from home [no extra office to heat, no commuting].
  2. I host my sites on a "green" server at rackforce.ca
  3. By focusing on only Drupal, I can set up my server to be optimized for Drupal hosting, which is more efficient [both at a machine/energy level, as well as my time].
  4. I host quite a few environmental organizations.

So if you're looking for "the environmental choice" in your web development or hosting, you could do worse than using my services.