Tuesday, April 6, 2010

This Blog Is Carbon Neutral

I was contacted by Christin Gericke from a German initiative called "Make it green!". Their goal is to take part in reducing the carbon footprint by raising awareness of the severe environmental damage caused by carbon emissions . One of their activities is to raise awareness of the carbon emissions resulting from the use of the internet - specifically of blogs. Christin's letter best explains what this is all about, so I'm pasting part of that here:

A blog with 15,000 visits a month has a yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 8lb. To neutralise these emissions we have created "My blog is carbon neutral" buttons so bloggers can demonstrate that they care about the environment and the carbon footprint of their blogs. We present them a small but nontheless worthy solution to contribute to environmental issues. Our idea is to show possibilities to make a contribution to protect the environment.


To find out how you can participate please visit http://www.kaufda.de/umwelt/carbon-neutral/how-you-can-join/


And how do we actually neutralize your blog's carbon footprint? We are planting trees in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation in Plumas National Forest in Northern California for our project to neutralize the carbon footprint of blogs. Thousands of wildfires burned down many national forests over the past ten years and 88.000 acres of Plumas' were destroyed by two fires in 2007. To help replanting we need the support of bloggers all over the world! For every participating blog we plant a tree. One blog - one tree.


5 comments:

Tetcha said...

My blog is carbon-neutral, too. It's nice to know that bloggers who also contribute to global warming now has a way to show that they also care about the environment.

Nile said...

Is it because of the energy it takes for the server. Some servers can hold over 2000 websites alone. I probably will not put one up, but I donate every year to local communities activities that are geared toward community cleanup and other environment friendly work.

By the way, I work as a virtual assistant of The Healthy Moms ( http://www.thehealthymoms.net ), the site is fairly new and I thought I would drop by some mom and health related sites to spread the word.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Tetcha: I'm not really sure if it evens things out, but a new tree is always welcome. :)

@Nile: I've been to the site and will definitely visit again. :)

John | Daily Photo Gallery said...

This is a great idea and the first time I've seen the service offered for free. :-)

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, John. Isn't it? Christin said they'd be sending pics of the tree-planting event, so we can post an update on it too. :)