"Design Lab 10, a graphic and web design company, has taken numerous steps to be environmentally responsible -- a green company. Having created logos, websites and other design work for clients nationwide, they are hoping to help spread the "green" theme. "All of the environmentally sound choices we have made are available to our clients as well. We prefer they join our cause, but we don't require it," says Dana Whitney, owner of Design Lab 10.
"We host our site (and provide hosting to our clients) on servers that are 300% wind-powered (the remaining 200% is sold back to the power company), we equip sites with a stand-by engine (reducing energy used by monitors) and we offer a printing alternative that PDF's blogs and websites and emails the information (instead of wasting paper and customers' ink)."
It is estimated that by 2020 the website hosting industry will be as big a polluter as the airline industry. "We're not just covering our own carbon footprint but we're covering others' carbon footprints as well."