Web hosting company DreamHost, employee-owned and fun-loving, went carbon neutral last week, bringing over 400,000 domains with it into a new, greener world. Good for them! Every business, from the corner store to the virtual economy, can participate in reducing CO2 emissions, recycling waste, and just generally making the planet a better place.
Now, there have been more than a few discussions here about carbon offsets, whether they do anything but make us feel self-satisfied. DreamHost’s blog, after announcing their change, became another battleground, as dozens of users argued about the existence of global climate change and the efficacy of carbon neutrality. Responses were surprisingly negative, but such is the Internet.
My favorite quote: “Free market economy FTW! :)”
Link to DreamHost Blog