Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Blog is Carbon Neutral

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"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. We 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!

To offset the CO2 impact, German Make it Green (Mach Grün) has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to help reforest Northern California's devastated Plumas National Forest. Beginning in spring 2010, the Arbor Day Foundation will aid in replanting 5,500 acres of the 88,000 acres of the forest that burned 2007. And you can help.

For each participating blog (participating means spreading the word as I'm doing here), the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree. How will a tree make a difference to your blog's carbon footprint? Glad you asked. A single tree can absorb the CO2 emissions of one blog for fifty years!

Every tree counts. To participate, and please participate, visit Make it Green's Carbon Neutral Program site.


note: click here and check out V R Barkowski's blog since that's where I found out about this, and where I got the wording from below the picture! Sorry, V R but copy/paste was the easiest thing this morning!


Tess said...

Happy Earth Day, Scott. I would pick weeds or water flowers to commemorate this occasion but it's snowing here.

that sucks.

Mary McDonald said...

That's a cool concept. I feel guilty for each little maple tree that tries to sprout in my front yard. I could have a whole forest in a few years.

Scott said...

Tess - Happy Earth Day to you too! Keep the snow out there. We've had above average temps since the start of April. My garden - in fierce dare mode to Mother Nature to send a freeze our way - is planted and growing like mad: tomatoes, basil, zuchinni and squash. Yum!

Mary - it's a cool concept and a great way to give back. Sometimes, it's the small things that make the most difference. Ah, the joys of the little maples . . . and the helicopters that cover my car. We've let a few of them grow up wild, but most get cut down by the lawn mower. : )

Bossy Betty said...

Great idea! Happy Earth Day!

VR Barkowski said...

LOL! Works for me! Thanks for participating Scott.