In Minecraft you can create amazing worlds. But we think Earth is the most amazing world of all. So we try to do our best to preserve it through our “green” or Sustainability practices.
This is firstly through our Green Energy used by Macminecraft HQ. We have 5 Kw of solar panels on the roof which means that we push more energy to the Grid each year than we consume. Last year we used 3091 KwH of energy but put 4147kWh of clean and green power back onto the grid.
We also use the Greenest Provider available to host our site. GreenGeeks pulls energy from the grid just like every web hosting company. They must pull energy from the grid in order to make sure that they have a constant power flow for servers and to make sure the servers would not be interrupted by a lack of power. Unfortunately much of the power that flows through our grid today was produced by polluting technologies like fossil fuels.
In order to compensate for the polluting power they pull from the grid GreenGeeks purchase wind energy credits for the energy we consume from the grid. In fact they replace, with wind power, 3 times the amount of energy used by their servers, so if they pull 1X of power from the grid they purchase enough wind energy credits to put back into the grid 3X of power having been produced by wind power.