Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Blog is Carbon Neutral

Before we get to the post part of this post, let me tell you about Sarah Wylie's fab contest she's having over at Sarah with a Chance to celebrate her soon to be published status. Go on over and check it out.

And now on with the post. Summer at …and this time, concentrate recently posted about Green for her A-Z blogging challenge and Michele at Southern City Mysteries had a great post about what Green means for blogs. Bottom line is that blogging creates carbon dioxide.

Check out Michele’s post for the lovely picture explaining just how much. But there is something we can do about that. Plant a tree. Simple really. Click here to find out more about the program “My blog is carbon neutral” and grab a button like the one in my sidebar. If you don’t feel like clicking through, here’s the deal from their website on how you can participate in this great program:

Just write a short blog post about our programme “My blog is carbon neutral” and include one of the buttons below on your site (ideally in the sidebar). Send the link to your blog to CO2-neutral@kaufda.de and we plant a tree for you, neutralising the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog. The trees will be planted in the spring of 2010 by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Just a few easy steps to make it green:
Write a blog post about the initiative + insert your favourite button
E-mail the link to your post to CO2-neutral@kaufda.de
We plant a tree for your blog in Plumas’!

And that’s it. Like I said, it’s simple really. And a really small thing to do to make this place a little greener. We can all handle a little more green, right?


  1. Good for you! I need to get this done this evening and you just reminded me!!! Thank you!

  2. I'm so sad when I see trees cut down. There used to be a spot on the street where I grew up that had a forest, and now it's all houses. Good for you for putting this on your blog!

  3. This is a great idea! And thanks for the contest reminder.

  4. What a cool idea! Thanks Sarahjayne! :-)

  5. Nice post! What a beautiful idea. And thanks for the contest reminder too! :)

  6. The guilt - everything we do is bad for the environment. I compost, use cloth napkins, walk or ride whenever possible, rarely use AC, and so on. Now I'll have to plant a tree too.

    Seriously, it makes me feel good to offset my environmental impact. Thanks for the idea.

  7. I guess blogger ate my comment again. I saw this on Summer's blog and then again on Michele's. Definately the way to go. Thanks for reminding me.

  8. Thanks for this info! After I read Summer's "green" blog post, I went out and got two plants for my desk. I'm looking at them right now, imagining our mutually-beneficial relationship in exchanging carbon dioxide and oxygen. Plus, I feel happier with them. I really do!

  9. I've learned something new today, something I would never have suspected in my abysmal ignorance... Thank you SJ!

    And more trees are always welcome. :)

  10. Oh, great idea!! Love it. This is the first I've heard of this. I really need to do this. And plant a tree. Especially since we lost 2 trees to storms :(

  11. Ha, yeah, technology is grand, but we often forget the invisible smoke trail it leaves.

  12. And the badge matches your (new-ish) header so perfectly!
    (I love that header photo, by the way)


  13. Great idea! I'll have to join in...
    and plant my own trees for Earth Day, of course.

  14. I missed this one. I can do this. It's right up my alley, my lane, my road. I planted four trees myself last week. Does that count?? I want one of those buttons though so I'll check out Summer's place and play along.

    Thanks for bringing this subject to the fore!!