San Diego, California – (The Hosting News) – September 25, 2007 – Green powered Internet services firm, and web hosting design firm, Greenest Host, has appointed author and international environmental business entrepreneur, Paul Hannam, as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Hannam is co-founder and Chairman at Bright Green Talent, a venture with the mission to recruit the brightest and the best talent in the world to work for organizations that are committed to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Previously, he founded a computer recruitment and executive search business in England that topped $50 million in annual revenue. Between 2001 and 2005 he was an Associate Fellow at the Oxford University Environmental Change Institute.
Mr. Hannam explained, ”There are lots of synergies between Bright Green Talent and Greenest Host. It is funny how life works. Over seven years ago, I came to the United States to find a growing Internet company in whom I could invest and it changed my life completely. I didn’t find that company, but, instead, I ended up joining the green movement. Now, seven years later, I returned to find a thriving green venture in which to invest and I ended up joining an Internet company. Greenest Host is definitely best positioned to provide full service web and marketing outsourcing for green businesses.”
The company plans to expand its existing network of green business partners as well as add marketing and technology support to round out their platform of green web services.
Mike Corrales, CEO of Greenest Host added, ”We will continue to make it easy for small to midsize businesses to turn their IT infrastructures into zero emissions showcases. However, adding Paul’s strategic vision and fantastic connections with the world’s green leaders to our record of executing cutting-edge Internet solutions for customers could not be a better fit.”
An August 2007 study by the U.S. EPA concluded that U.S. Data Centers consumed 61 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity. That is more than all of the nation’s televisions and similar to the amount of electricity consumed by approximately 5.8 million average U.S. households. Greenest Host is helping a rapidly growing list of companies reduce their carbon footprint through a 100% solar powered data center operation and web consulting services. The company only offers solutions powered by 100% renewable energy so that there is no need for carbon offsetting.
Greenest Host made its 100% solar powered web hosting plans available in August, including the traditional web hosting solutions such as domain registration, email account hosting, and custom website building. Greenest Host’s services, operate through its green technology data center, which operates 100% of the time on clean solar energy. The company has combined cutting edge green power technology with custom, easy-to-use account management software, point-and-click website development tools, and world-class ecommerce software. For the first time, consumers and small businesses have the freedom to sign up for a green technology web hosting account, build a web presence, and know that with every web visitor’s click they are reducing carbon emissions. And for every new account created through the end of 2007, Greenest Host will donate $5 to the Environmental Defense Fund – up to $500,000.
Greenest Host also sponsored the Green Power Inside ”Million Green Powered Website” campaign, where the goal was to convert one million websites to clean power, resulting in pollution reductions equivalent to:
- 2,000 passenger cars not driven for one year
- 1,070,000 gallons of gasoline not burned
- 21,900 barrels of oil not burned
- 1,200 households not using electricity for a year
- 240,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
- 7,900 acres of pine or fir forests storing carbon for one year
- 77 acres of forest preserved from deforestation
- 48 railcars of coal not burned
- 3,200 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled
Greenest Host provides web hosting, strategic web development, and web marketing, to green and ethical businesses. The company’s mandate is to effect change, by offering zero emissions web services from web hosting to full outsourcing of corporate web strategies. The company powers its servers and data center cooling with 100% clean solar power 100% of the time. The service was first launched in August 2007. Greenest Host is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California.
To learn more about Greenest Host, please visit: www.greenesthost.com.