Kermit Was Wrong – It IS Easy Being Green! BYC Is Environment Friendly

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I’ve got some great news I’d like to pass along to the community!

    As many of you know, we work really hard at keeping this site humming along with as few problems as possible. We’re on some of the best server hardware, software, and infrastructure in the industry. A huge thanks to our sponsors (banners at top right of every page) for providing us with the resources to keep this site alive, growing, and able to support tremendous growth (remember to thank them for their support).

    Well, here’s the exciting news: Not only is BYC hosted on the best systems, but now we’re totally GREEN!!! Here’s how it works: Each of our servers are backed by a commitment to offset the total carbon-footprint of the system by at least 110 percent! The carbon-offsetting goals are achieved through large-scale reforestation campaigns operated by American Forests (www.americanforests.org).

    To ensure a truly climate-positive approach, the server company calculates its reforestation commitment not only on the energy consumption of the host servers, but on its entire server infrastructure. That includes compensating for all core routing and switching equipment, for cooling and redundant power operations, and for an extensive back-LAN used for backups and redundancy.

    In addition to the above items, this new Green Initiative also outlines commitments to responsible recycling of hardware at end of life. Our hosting company recycles all recyclable components and meets or exceeds environmental standards for the disposal of all non-recyclable hazardous components.

    Bottom line: You now have an even better reason to visit and hang out at BYC, total support of our environment!!!
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    What percentage would that increase to if your electricity is wind powered? [​IMG]

    Way to go, Nifty!
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!! SAVE THE TREES!!!
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Absolutely WONDERFULL!!! Way to go Nifty!!! YOU ROCK!
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice!

    I approve of this. [​IMG]
     
  6. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!
     
  7. mirime

    mirime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wonderful!!!![​IMG]
     
  8. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for letting us know about this. It's great!
     
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    Awesome! [​IMG]

    Love it! [​IMG]
     
  10. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    [​IMG] Woohoo! I love it. Obviously, or I wouldn't be "Crunchie"!! [​IMG]

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