In order to help reduce carbon emissions, a program called "Make it Green" in Germany started the "My blog is neutral" initiative. Each blog that participates in this initiative the program will plant one tree through the Arbor Day Foundation. The trees are planted at the Plumas National Forest in Northern California because more than 80 acres have been burned down due to wildfires.
Blogs can create more carbon dioxide than you think. As stated on their website, "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."
Do you want to join this initiative with your blog? Well here is how:
- Write a blog post about the initiative + insert your favorite button
- E-mail the link to your post to CO2firstname.lastname@example.org
- We plant a tree for your blog in Plumas’!