Okay, so you are using solar energy, wind turbines, recycled products and drive less in order to do your bit to prevent global warming. But did you know that the amount of time you spend on surfing the internet also plays a role in causing the green house effect. As you surf the web, energy providers supplying power to your computer are burning fossil fuels and emitting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.
The world is responding to the changes in the climate.You can do something about this too. Join greeninternet.org, a collective of socially conscious individuals and businesses looking to make the web a pollution-free space. They have paired up with website owners with generous sponsors to measure the time web surfers spend on a sponsored site and offset the energy usage with green tags, also known as renewable energy credits (RECs).Visit the site and you can see the carbon emissions you have caused while surfing that site.