Green Your Internet Visits

Tips & resources for an eco-friendly internet environment.

eco-friendly internet tips

Reduce your impact on the environment while browsing the web!

Use this browser:

Use a faster, safer browser that does not hog memory.

  • Avant Browser -Avant Browser is an ultra-fast web browser, with no ads, no Malware and the lowest memory usage web browser on Windows platform.

Search with:

Use these search engines to conserve energy & the environment.

  • Blackle -A minimal black Google search engine that saves electricity.
  • Greenseng -A Google powered search engine that neutralizes the emissions of your electricity consumption.
  • Znout -A Google powered search engine that makes your internet searches CO2 neutral.
  • Ecosia -A bing powered search engine that donates 80% of its revenue to the protection of the rainforest.

Add these RSS feeds to your homepage:

Subscribe to these green feeds to stay up-to-date on current environmental issues and other green trends.

  • Grist -Environmental news and commentary.
  • Mother Nature Network – Broadest scope of environmental news and social responsibility issues on the internet.
  • MetaEfficient -The Optimal Green Guide
  • Treehugger -The leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.

Sign up with:

Use these online tools for reducing your carbon footprint.

Visit these websites:

Audit your energy use:

Recycle your old computers and monitors:

  • -Use Earth911′s recycling directory with information on how and where to recycle over 300 different materials.
  • The Freecycle Network -Nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Go paperless – Take advantage of online bill paying, direct deposit and email subscriptions. Opt-out of traditional mailing lists:

  • Opt-Out -Get off junk mailing lists

Download this software:

Manage your printing options better.

  • GreenPrint -Print management software that eliminates unwanted pages; saving time, money and trees!


More tips for a greener internet…

  • Surf with a mobile device or laptop – these both use substantially less energy than desktops.
  • Enable energy management on your computer -Learn how- from ENERGY STAR
  • Be sure to purchase ENERGY STAR qualified computers and monitors.
iameco eco-friendly computer prototype

iameco v3 integrated touchscreen computer

  • Watch in the future for eco-friendly computers, like this wood framed ‘iameco’ touchscreen which is highly energy efficient and is 98% recyclable.

Looking for more green tips & resources? Be sure to visit our green resource page and our Pinterest page ♥ Love Your Earth.

10.14.12 by network-green | © 2012
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