Sorry for the long delays – I’ve been rebuilding my portfolio site according to ‘sustainable web design’ practices and it is taking a lot of time!
A few notes on web sustainability:
First a report on the “most green” websites by country, with (according to the article) Germany is the winner:
The interesting part is that the site provides an API into their “green host” database that could be checked as part of a sustainable deisgn strategy:
And, a bit of “social shaming” – if you check your site and the Green Web Foundation search engine returns a negative result, you can put a “sad” icon on your site!
One wishes for a big of information on HOW green hosting is scored. Copy on the site implies that it is mostly energy use (including carbon offsets). However, without some access to the site’s info, it isn’t clear how things are being weighed. The site notes that its dataset is used by EcoGrader.