Wednesday, June 16, 2010

neutralize it!

we need to do everything and anything we can to help the environment. if you don't consider the gulf coast tragedy a wake up call, then you might want to count yourself a zombie. not that there haven't been innumerable wake up calls prior to the gulf disaster. . .

i learned from this fine photographer's blog about the my blog is carbon neutral campaign. there is not a single reason not to participate! please visit this site to neutralize your blog as well!

my blog is carbon neutral is an initiative, originally started in germany by the make it green program, that has the goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. they plant a tree for your blog and thereby neutralize your blog’s carbon footprint for the next 50 years! how awesome is that?

you didn't know your blog left a carbon footprint? here is some more information directly from the carbon neutral 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.

i doubt that my blog gets half that many visits per month, but planting a tree certainly can't hurt!

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