Friday, 27 August 2010

Is Your Blog Carbon Neutral?


I've just completed the three steps needed to make my Blog green!  I'll be having a tree planted for free on it's behalf - how great is that?!

Being part of the initiative “My blog is carbon neutral” is an active contribution to help the environment!  Make it happen - make it green!

“My blog is carbon neutral” is an initiative, originally started in Germany by the “Make it Green” programme, that has the goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  They plant a tree for your blog and thereby neutralise your blog’s carbon footprint for the next 50 years!  Everyone can make a small contribution to the environment.  Every tree counts!  The trees will be planted from Spring of 2010 through late Summer of 2010 by the Arbor Day Foundation.  After the reforestation of the Plumas National Forest the tree planting will be continued in another National Forest.

Why not make your blog CO2-neutral too?  Here are the three easy steps to make it green:
  1. Write a blog post about the initiative and insert your favourite button.
  2. E-mail the link to your post to: CO2-neutral@kaufda.de.
  3. They plant a tree for your blog in Plumas National Forest.

How much carbon dioxide does your blog create?

According to a study by Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD, physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, 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). This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems.

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