Tuesday, April 13, 2010
My Blog is Carbon Neutral
I've seen this going around the blogosphere and now it's your turn to help. There's too much carbon when we use our blogs. So, for every post that goes up like this, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree to stamp out your carbon imprint. (I also have 86 houseplants so I'm helping a little bit more.) Please join in this fabulous idea and get your OFFICIAL green stamp today. Go to this website to check out what they're doing.
According to a study by Harvard University, an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit. Assuming an average blog gets 15,000 visits a month, it has yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 3,6kg (8lb.).
How much CO2 can a tree absorb? The answer varies, but the assumed values vary between 10 and 30kg (20 and 70lb.) for a tree each year.
One tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog.
Here’s how you can participate!
Just write a short blog post about our program “My blog is carbon neutral” and include one of the buttons on your site (ideally in the sidebar). Send the link to your blog to CO2firstname.lastname@example.org and we plant a tree for you, neutralising the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog. The trees will be planted in the spring of 2010 by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Isn't that great? So go do it right now. We all need more trees in our lives!!!