Canadian web hosting provider BlueFur.com announced on Tuesday it has begun a carbon neutral program and will annually plant one tree for each server it operates.
The company created the program by working with a service in Canada to determine the amount of trees required to balance its greenhouse-gas emissions. BlueFur says that because it can't prevent energy usage for its servers, it hopes that by planting trees, it can offset its overall environmental impact.
"Global warming is creating a dire situation for the planet. We've all heard the evidence, most of us have read the reports and frankly, it's time we step up and do our part," says Lisa Jones, president of BlueFur. "Most importantly, we hope our leadership in doing this will convince other web service providers to follow suit."
BlueFur says it will run the carbon neutral program indefinitely and it hopes to become more environmentally friendly in other ways as they become available.
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