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One of the simplest ways you can reduce your impact on the environment is by supporting renewable energy – power generated from sources like the wind and sun.

Through Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky program, XMission, the host and data center for EquiLife.com purchases more than 2800 blocks of renewable energy per month. This puts them at the top of the top-level "Visionary" category. By purchasing renewable power, they offset 3,391 tons of CO2 emission or the effect of driving 7.26 million miles each month - this equates to planting 1,332 acres of trees! Who would have thought that one day the same wind that cools you off on a hot day and lifts kites into the wild blue yonder could power a web site?

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is electricity that is produced from sources that replenish themselves naturally such as wind, sunlight (solar), landfill and agricultural waste (biomass), and the heat of the earth (geothermal). These renewable sources have less impact on the environment than traditional methods of electricity generation, which includes burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. Natural gas and coal, for example, are not renewable because their use consumes gas and coal reserves at a much quicker rate than they are replenished.

Why is renewable energy important?

Renewable energy produces lower levels of air pollutants, wastewater, smog and acid rain, and it can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By purchasing renewable energy, you can help protect the environment by offsetting the need for more fossil fuel generation. In addition, renewable energy can help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.