I was trying to think of something I could do in honor of Earth Day today. I already recycle (although I could do a little better) and I use the energy efficient light bulbs in my home. I try to do as much as I can in my small way, and on a very limited budget, to do my part. But I wanted to do something specific today. Well, thanks to my friend Stephanie at Misfit Salon, I found out. I'm making my blog carbon neutral!
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.
One tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog.
Post about this carbon neutral initiative and the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree in Plumas National Forest in Northern California. How great is that?!
To make your blog carbon neutral, go here and follow the fast and easy steps!