Thursday, April 1, 2010
This, That and The Other Thing is now carbon neutral.
I found this feature at Kaffeine Addict while scrolling through the bloggers who have left comments at SITS.
Kaffeine Addict’s headline – Make you blog carbon neutral! For free! – caught my attention. I wasn’t sure what it was about so I read the Kaffeine Addict’s post and went over to the linked site – www.kaufda.de/umwelt/carbon-neutral/
According to that website, the initiative started in Germany by the Make it Green program, with a goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The program plants a tree for every blogger who signs up her blog, neutralizing that blog’s carbon footprint for the next 50 years.
There are a few things you have to do including planting the button on your blog and emailing your link to CO2firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a neat idea.
I am posting a story next week at insidetoronto.com written by my freelancer, Maria Tzavaras, about a program in Ontario called the Ontario Heritage Tree Alliance (OHTA).
According to OHTA, when you cut down an old or heritage tree, you not only loosing a tree that has seen a community’s history, but the potential to reduce more of a carbon footprint.
It’s the leaf count on a tree that matters. A small tree may have 50 leaves, while a large tree has 50,000.
So while I feel great my blog now has a tree in its name, there is much we still need to do to preserve this wonderful world for our children.