A lot of deforestation, the cutting down of trees en masse that’s causing major environmental problems in the world right now, is because there’s a HUGE amount of paper that’s used, every day, to print documents that really don’t need to be printed. Hard copies are used for backup, sharing, and other things that could be better done, not to mention paperlessly done, on the Web.
Backup site File Dropper is out to make it worth your while to be greener, and what they’ve got is awfully compelling. They’re offering free, lifetime accounts with 100GB storage space to all those who make “green” pledges for 2009.
To get involved, make your green pledge. It can be a tweet, a blog post, a video, a picture, or anything else you can think of. Here’s mine:
Once you’ve made your pledge, and called others to do the same, go back and put a link to your pledge in the comments on this page. After you comment, go to File Dropper’s “Go Green, Store Files For Free” page, and sign up for a File Dropper account. You’ll be able to sign up for an account, and you’ll find all kinds of free storage space.
In addition to being a great green idea, helping you to backup to the Web and not to paper, services like File Dropper are critical for any computer user. Especially with 100GB of free storage space, you can’t find a better and easier way to backup all your files in case something happens to your hard drive.
Backing up is as easy as clicking “Upload,” selecting a file (up to 5GB, which is crazy high), and waiting a few seconds. Once it’s uploaded, it goes straight into your account’s “My Files” section, where it’s available for download and sharing.
File Dropper gives you a permalink to every file you upload, so you can share them with other people easily- it’s great for sending large files to other people, or for backing up media files. The uploads are fast, the file management is good, and File Dropper’s a great choice for all your file backup and sharing needs.
In 2009, go green. Print less, backup more, and get a free File Dropper account to boot.
What’s your pledge? Put a link to it in the comments.