doing business onlineThe mere fact that we are doing business online is already a clear indication that we are going green.

Doing business online means doing things paperless. Just imagine the number of trees spared from cutting due to the less demand in actual paperwork like printing, photocopying, mailing, and filing as we have been accustomed to in a traditional business set-up.

Online, we store everything in the computer. We can go around sending and receiving documents that were scanned and sent to us/received by us via email. And it’s all stored and filed away for easy access whenever we need it. The challenging part, though, is keeping track of all these files. But, it’s all a matter of organization and deserves an entirely different post altogether!

But, How Green Are You In
Your Internet Business?

 

 

In an era where doing business online is not just enough; we have to do our bit of social responsibility in making sure we also help the environment for the common social good. In the first place, we live in a global village and we look out for one another.

Your internet business, although paperless, runs on energy. To begin with, you turn on the lights, the computer, and the airconditioning unit or heater when you work. Then, you could probably be turning on the TV or the radio and charging not one but two of your phones and other gadgets, too!

Well, believe it or not, we could still do our bit part in going green in our online business!

According to Mashable.com, here are the ten things that we could do:

1. Environmentally Friendly Web Hosting

2. Offset Your Carbon Usage

3. The 350 lbs. Project

4. Join 1% For the Planet

5. Offer Eco-Incentives to Subscribers

6. Encourage Green Lifestyle Changes

7. Simplify Your Design

8. Speed Up Your Site

9. Use Printer-Friendly Versions of Content

10. Consider Your Colors

One simple step from our end could already make a significant impact on the environment and the common social good.

For more details on going green while doing business online, you could check out the full article here:

http://mashable.com/2010/01/01/green-your-web-site/


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To Your Success,

Elmar Sandyck
Elmar Sandyck

6 thoughts on “10 Things To A Green Business Online

  1. Hi Elmar! This is a helpful post. As an avowed eco-friendly person, I want to do everything that I can to help save the environment. Thank you for featuring this article on mashable.com. Checking it now.

  2. Hi Elmar,

    Yes very important topic and one that we may think does not affect us because we are online.

    I like those ideas from Mashable.

    I would think another good one is to think twice before putting something out there that does not need to be out there. It’s so easy to have our say on the net but our words and uploaded images and videos etc are out there for good contributing to the never ending heap of information so we have a responsibility to not contributing unnecessarily to the growing pile. It’s all about quality over quantity.

    Thanks for bringing this up Elmar.

    ~Marcus

  3. Hi Marcus,

    The ideas are really great and that was why I was so excited to share it with all of you! But, yes, I agree with you that we should have quality-control from our end as responsible bloggers/online marketers. We should do our part in making sure that the content that we put out is something that is really of value and ,thus, not contributing to the growing pile of useless information invading the Internet.

    Thanks!

    Take care,
    Elmar

  4. Hi Genevieve,

    Indeed, our simple action is actually a big step in saving the enviroment. Glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did :).

    Elmar

  5. Hi Ilka,

    Indeed, the earth is our home and we need to protect and preserve it for our children and our children’s children. If we sum it all up together, simple actions such as conserving electricity, printing less paper, etc.. can really have a big impact in our evironment. Big things come from small beginnings :).

    Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!

    Elmar

  6. Hi David,

    It’s okay to rant when you’ve made a point and feel strongly about it! 🙂

    Thinking before we print anything is one of the simple things that we could do in preserving the earth. Thanks for the comment!

    Take care,
    Elmar

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