Instead of the Sunday Foreign Post Roundup today, I am posting something a little different. During the past year, I have tried to live more "green." We buy green friendly cleaning products and use steel water thermoses, as opposed to plastic bottles. We recycle everything we can and turn off every light when it's not in use. We even remember to unplug our chargers and baby monitors when we don't need them. And my son went to a green camp last summer at the local children's museum. He knows all about water conservation!
I do not claim to be perfect, but I seize every (easy) opportunity I can. This one seems easy. Summer at ...and this time concentrate! posted about Green in her "G" post on Thursday. I decided to participate and pass it along...I hope you will, too!
The following text is taken directly from the 'My Blog is Carbon Neutral' website.
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.
As demonstrated in the above calculation, the atmosphere can be relieved by an average of 5kg (11lb.) carbon dioxide every year by planting one tree. An average blog causes 3.6kg (8lb.) of carbon dioxide emissions. Consequently, a tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of a blog. Since a tree lives for an average of 50 years, carbon dioxide emissions of your blog can be completely neutralised for this time period.
Here’s how you can participate!
Just write a short blog post about our programme “My blog is carbon neutral” and include one of the buttons below on your site (ideally in the sidebar). Send the link to your blog to CO2email@example.com 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. For more information about how and where the trees are planted, see the news section.
Just a few easy steps to make it green:
1. Write a blog post about the initiative + insert your favourite button.
2. E-mail the link to your post to CO2firstname.lastname@example.org
3. We plant a tree for your blog in Plumas’!
Get your button here.
Every little bit counts. We can all do a little, can't we?