I’m kind of green, not as green as I should but I try to do my best. Sometimes, I have a surge of greeness like here. But most of the time I prefer to consider myself more like someone with a conscience, that’s it.
But that’s enough about me!
I’m here to tell you about a great initiative : “My blog is carbon neutral”.
Who’s behind it? It is an initiative, originally started in Germany by the “Make it green” programme, that has the goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
As I can read on their blog, according to a study from an environmental activist and physicist, an average website caused approximately 0.02 g CO2 per page view. Assuming a "normal blog" (!!) has 15,000 hits a month, this results in an annual CO2 emissions of 3.6 kg. The reason for this value is mainly due to the huge power consumption, the use of computers, servers and the necessary cooling.
They say a normal blog causes annually about 3.6 kg CO2. Since a tree is usually about 50 years old, the CO2 emissions of my blog for this period should be completely neutralized.
The trees will be planted in the Plumas National Forest.
To know more about how, why, where and when, visit their website here (which could be in English and French…).
And if you want to participate, that’s so simple :
- Write a blog post about the initiative + insert your favourite button
- E-mail the link to your post to CO2firstname.lastname@example.org
- They plant a tree for your blog in Plumas’
39,893 trees have already been saved. Where’s yours?
Thank you to share the idea.
Last update 13th of April, 2010 :
The organisme wrote to me and my tree will be planted this month by the Arbor Day Foundation. The scheduled start plant date is Monday, April 19 and the trees will be planted by a contracted crew. The roads are being plowed, all contracts solidified, and twelve shipments of 150,000 seedling each are being assembled.
There are still some trees looking for a sponsor. So if you know some people who have a blog or website, pass it on and they’ll make their blogs carbon neutral too!