List Italy is Green!
Here at List Italy, we pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible and we have worked hard to keep our operations efficient and to limit our impact on the environment. We also understand we can't eliminate that impact, so we work with several organizations to counter what we can't avoid.
One Tree Planted For Every Advert Purchased
For every new Advert at List Italy we will plant one tree! We spent a lot of time researching other options for offsetting our impact, including Renewable Energy Certificates, and feel like we've made the right choice. Lots of other companies are offsetting some of their energy use with RECs. At this point, however, the effectiveness of those certificates is unclear, and the purchaser's actual energy use is still almost entirely generated by greenhouse gas producing fossil fuels. If better REC options and/or new options for purchasing renewable energy become available to us, we will eagerly take another look.
In the mean time, the trees we're planting have a clear and cumulative effect on the environment and on greenhouse gas levels. The average tree inhales 26 lbs of carbon dioxide per year and exhales enough oxygen for a family of four for a year. Trees also reflect solar radiation back into space and increase cloud cover, both of which help counteract global warming. We have partnered with MokuGift and the UN Environment Program for this project. Planting trees through these groups has the added benefit of teaching sustainable agriculture in impoverished parts of the world.
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All of our systems are designed around a remote workforce which is the greenest possible option for a company. This means that we have no office or computer equipment to heat, cool, and light year round. Perhaps even more importantly, none of our employees ever have to drive to work. Our employees work on their own computers and in their own homes, which is far more efficient then having them drive to a separate space and use an additional set of computer equipment.
We are proud to say that we are virtually waste free as a company! Thanks to our remote workforce, we produce none of the waste that comes from a typical office environment. We do not generate any physical waste!
List Italy chose their web hosting company extremely carefully to ensure the best possible performance and reliability was backed by a responsible attitude to the environment. All our web side server technology is green.
We chose Site5 as the perfect fit to our business phylosophy. We reccommend that you do too!
The vast majority of the impact Site5 has on the environment is through the electricity their servers and related equipment use. Luckily for us, with today's energy prices, being green and being cost effective can go hand in hand. We know that Site5 are constantly working to reduce their costs and their impact by leveraging new technologies to lower power consumption, using natural DC cooling technology, and using virtualization software to scale efficiently.