Every day thousands and thousands of different data storage devices like CDs, DVDs and Flash drives are being transported from one place to another using conventional transportation methods thus by creating more and more carbon emissions and hurting environment because of one simple reason – files that are being sent are too big for e-mail and other alternative technical solutions are too complex and sometimes hard or impossible to use.
We at MongoFiles have found a way to help solve both these problems. MongoFiles is first truly green file transfer and hosting service with focus on simplicity and ease of use that does more than just limiting our own carbon footprint. We try to give more than we take from to both – environment and our customers.
If you've decided to sign-up for MongoFiles Premium account we will plant a tree on your behalf every year as long as you are our customer. If your company signs up for a Business account we will plant at least 10 trees on behalf of your company every year as long as your company uses our services. The actual tree planting takes place twice a year and you'll get notification when your tree is planted.
Currently we are planting all trees in one location near Tartu, Estonia. Location of "MongoFiles forest" is shown in a map below.
An individual's carbon footprint is the direct effect one's actions and lifestyle have on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. You can read more about carbon footprint here: CARBON FOOTPRINT - what it is and how to measure it
There are many different calculators available on websites all over the internet. We recommend using WWF Footprint Calculator if you live in Europe or The Nature Conservancy Footprint Calculator if you live in USA.