Making the Internet Sustainable, Site by Site

EcoGrader: assessing the greenness of the web

(Corey Holms)

How green is your website? EcoGrader, a free web service, poses this question in an effort to measure the eco-friendliness of websites. Citing the fact that today, 50 million computer servers contribute to 5% of the planet’s total greenhouse gas emissions, EcoGrader uses factors such as hosting providers, mobile optimization, performance and more to assess the greenness of websites. The simple to use platform only requires a website and email address to calculate a raw score of the greenness of a site.

EcoGrader offers practical solutions for websites to reduce their environmental wear and tear, like using a green hosting provider that uses 100% renewable energy or avoiding the use of flash media files.

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