Mind – Body – Spirit
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The founder’s story
At 44, our founder was attending a regular annual exam. In an effort to keep her mind and spirit strong, she had adopted a more healthy lifestyle and was consulting with her doctor in this regard. She was happy and her future was bright. Then they told her she had cancer. Next to the challenge she now faced, starting a new health routine seemed insignificant. The diagnosis was breast cancer, the most common type of cancer in women. If detected early, the cure rate for breast cancer is high. Like most healthy women, Stephanie displayed no warning signs. She received mammograms every year. She did not smoke. She was healthy, or so she thought.
So what does a person do while taking chemotherapy?
While battling advanced-stage cancer, Stephanie spent her time healing and reading. It was then that she learned lung cancer is responsible for 70,000 deaths each year in the United States. After more digging, she came to understand that the emissions from coal-fired power plants are among the contributing factors to lung cancer. Then, she learned that the data center industry is the second largest contributor of carbon emissions due to coal-fired power plants in the United States (second only to the airline industry).
She had a dilemma
Since 1998, Stephanie ran a web hosting business. Web hosts use data centers. Until then, she never realized the obvious – that the industry she loved, web hosting, was a big contributor of carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. She had a dilemma.
Then, a combination of physical conditioning and strong spirit took over. During her treatment, before her recovery, before she even knew her own fate, she created Green Host It. This marked the beginning of Stephanie’s life as an advocate for green energy.
Livestrong helped Stephanie throughout her battle. Stephanie was a frequent visitor to the Livestrong Cancer Navigation Center on 6th street in Austin, Texas. Livestrong provided information and guidance and educated Stephanie with options, what to expect and what to ask. We will always have a very special place in our heart for Livestrong. No matter the gossip… we genuinely love this foundation.
Genuinely passionate about green hosting
Our vision for green web hosting and environmentally friendly IT has come to light. In 2016, Green Host It celebrated its six year anniversary. In a way, the company vision was born out of a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. Turning a negative into something good was the only way out of the darkness.
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