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Three Years of Ecograder Stats on Internet Sustainability

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Ecograder logo with icons on top of photographic illustration showing clash of nature and technology

For three years, our free web sustainability tool Ecograder has crawled URLs and ranked them on performance, usability, findability, and use of renewable energy. We have compiled and assessed all the data Ecograder collected during that time. Check out the infographic below for some helpful information on the state of a more planet-friendly internet.

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Ecograder Infographic showcasing three years of data gathered form Ecograder

This data sends a clear message: cutting corners on performance and usability not only frustrates users but can have a direct impact on your bottom line as well. Plus, with a current environmental impact larger than that of the airline industry and electricity needs comparable to a country the size of Germany, an internet powered entirely by renewable energy can make significant reductions in our collective greenhouse gas emissions, which cause climate change.

Want to learn more? Run your own site through Ecograder or check out our Sustainable Web Design microsite.

Tim Frick is the author of four books including, most recently, Designing for Sustainability: A Guide to Building Greener Digital Products and Services, from O'Reilly Media. He is @timfrick on Twitter. Mightybytes is a full-service creative firm for conscious companies and a certified B Corporation. Connect with us on Twitter or fill out our contact form.