Friday, March 26, 2010

My Blog is Carbon Neutral!

Make your blog carbon neutral! Who would have realized that just writing a blog could cause a carbon footprint? Yes, according to a Harvard physicist and environmental activist an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit. How? The calculations are based primarily on the immense energy use of mainframes, servers, computers, and cooling systems. can make a footprint even sitting at your computer, not to mention the shipping of goods for product review blogs...ouch!

I certainly don't want to be the cause of so many footprints when I write here advocating for the environment so I'm enlisting the help of "make it Green" the 1 Blog, 1 Tree program to help neutralize and offset Northern Mama's carbon dioxide output...yes, I want to take a branch and sweep up my footprints and a young team in Germany is doing just that!

Can one tree actually effect change? There is no tried and true answer to the question "How much CO2 does one tree absorb this depends on the tree type and the many variables effecting its growth however the assumed values vary between 10 and 30kg (20 and 70 lbs).

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) assumes a yearly absorption of one tree as approximately 10kg (20lbs) carbon dioxide emissions. “Make it green”, the environmental programme of kaufDA, is using a yearly absorption value of 5kg (11lbs) for its “My blog is carbon neutral” initiative. This is a very conservative calculation, ensuring that the neutralisation of each blog is achieved. Hurray!

So join in and make your blog Carbon Neutral simply by clicking My Carbon Neutral Button!
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1 comment:

  1. What a great project! Thank you - I posted and gave you the credit for finding this ;-)