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The Green Web

www.thegreenwebfoundation.org
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3.3 out of 5

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AngieMel Ruiz-RigadeAug 23, 2019

There's no information on the criteria on which it draws its conclusion. Read Nichol Brummer's review, I completely agree with it. We don't know if it's even neutral or something, google and facebook green but not ecosia search? Right... Also, you only have "green" sites, but no way of knowing if a certain site is gray because they have no data on it or because it's actually "not green". Meh. No way of knowing if this thing is accurate.

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Alexandr HolickýJun 30, 2019

If you want to have a green smiley, your host must be registered in their own database: https://www.thegreenwebfoundation.org/directory/

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Stijn de HaanMar 19, 2019

Try to only use the websites that are hosted green. I had the idea to make such an extension myself but discovered it already existed! I've also done a bit research on what websites are hosted green but I don't understand why for example Facebook is hosted green. Yes, they're building all their new servers with renewable energy but seeing online they will be fully renewable around 2021 which is awesome. Does this extension look to what servers it's connected to see if that specific server is ... Show more

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Nichol BrummerFeb 27, 2016

I love the idea of showing which links point to a 'green' site. But I'm not at all satisfied that thegreenwebfoundation.org does not really define what is meant by 'green'. What are the criteria? Is it enough to simply 'compensate' CO2 emissions by buying e.g. completely underpriced EU ETS allowances? Furthermore, I'm not even convinced that is fair, or that it even makes much sense to only classify sites as 'green' or 'grey', without any possibilities inbetween. Any proper classificatio... Show more

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Sicco van SasMar 21, 2012

Great add-on! It is now easy to see if certain green-related sites walk the talk and gives a little bit more credit to the sites that took the effort to be green.

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