4.19.2010

My Blog is Carbon Neutral


A few weeks ago, I received an email from someone working for an initiative called "Make it green!"   Their goal is to reduce carbon footprints by raising awareness of the severe environmental damage caused by carbon emissions

A blog with 15,000 visits a month has a yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 8lb. To neutralize these emissions they created "My blog is carbon neutral" buttons so bloggers can demonstrate that they care about the environment and the carbon footprint of their blogs.  So, I write this blog, they plant a tree and now I'm carbon neutral here on my blog!

The trees are being planted in the Plumas National Forest in Northern California, where so many wildfires have destroyed the trees.

If you would like to join me in making your blog carbon neutral and having a tree planted, you can find out the information to participate on this website

(The company doing this is a Germany based company called kaufDA, which provides advertisement brochures of local stores online to help consumers search for specific products and find good deals in their neighborhood. This reduces the amount of brochures printed and so the project helps the environment by reducing unnecessary paper in mailboxes. An American on average receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year. This has the same carbon footprint as burning six gallons of gasoline.)

2 comments:

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Very cool- I will check it out. Although, I'm woefully under the 15,000 hits-per-month. :(

Melissa said...

Thanks a ton for this post! I have joined on, as well!