|Plant a Tree and get great wordpress hosting! I’m happy to announce that GreenGeeks has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant trees! For every customer that signs up for web hosting services, GreenGeeks will plant one (1) tree. The location of the tree will be decided at random to help spread them out.|
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What is One Tree Planted?
One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization that helps make it easy for both individuals and businesses to plant trees. This is to help the world create a healthier climate, fight climate change, and protect biodiversity in multiple areas.
The organization currently plants trees in four regions. These include North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. It achieves this by pooling all of the donations it collects and having its partners grow saplings.
And since they began in 2014, One Tree Planted has planted over 20 million trees.
The saplings are then planted during the rainy season, in which they are maintained and monitored until they reach maturity. The positive impacts they have on the environment like carbon absorbed, are then collected and shared on site.
Why Planting Trees Matter
Climate change has made the world realize how big an impact humanity has on the earth. Our environments are changing, and not in a good way. Sadly, with this in mind, the deforestation rate is still increasing.
And if the world can’t avoid deforestation, we need to invest in reforestation.
Trees are the backbone of our environment. They house 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, keep our air clean, filter the water we drink, and even absorb carbon from the atmosphere to fight climate change.
They also have a tremendous amount of social benefits. Trees can be safely farmed and provide lumber, paper, and medicine to our society. As a result, the forestry industry provides an endless amount of job opportunities for the world.
Not to mention recreational activity’s like camping, hiking, and more.
From clearing way for farmland to being ravaged by regular forest fires, the trees on Earth have taken a beating over the decades. And we all can do our part to reduce the damage.
How is GreenGeeks Helping?
GreenGeeks is taking this opportunity to further enhance our commitment to the environment.
The web hosting industry has an emissions problem, but instead of being part of the problem, we strive to be part of the solution by offering green web hosting. We carefully calculate all of the energy we use and purchase three times that amount in clean, renewable energy via the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
Thus, not only is your website covered for its use, but its covered for its use 2 more times over.
And with our new partnership with One Tree Planted, we go one step further with our commitment to the environment. Every time a new customer signs up with us, we will plant a tree. Not only are we now investing into renewable energy, but now also investing in contributing back to the environment by planting trees.
Plant a Tree
If you plan on starting a website, there’s no better time. And now, you can do it knowing that just by signing up, you will help the environment in more ways than one. Already a member, no problem, you can help by referring a friend to GreenGeeks and getting them to make a difference.
We are proud to be one of the top web hosts in the industry without negatively impacting the environment. We can help it flourish and allow future generations to enjoy the world we all love.
Here’s to a greener future! Let’s make a difference together!
GreenGeeks is all about the environment. Since our inception, sustainability is in our DNA. Our hosting platform is designed to be max-use & maximum efficiency without sacrificing performance by utilizing the latest in server hardware, efficient data centers and in addition to this, we’ve matched our energy use 3 times with Renewable Energy. Now, we’ve furthered our commitment to the environment by planting a tree for every new hosting account that is provisioned on our hosting platform. We’re working with One Tree Planted to make this happen. Together, we really can make a difference!