The PLAN: I post about going carbon neutral, let them know via email, add the pretty badge, and the Arbor Day Foundation plants a tree in honor of Late Enough! Neutralizing us for a year! And since my blog is still a baby-blog, we will have leftover carbon absorption to neutralize another blog, too! We ROCK twice over! (Although if more people WANT to read, I’m okay with just helping my blog. Seriously.)
The facts: “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.”
This months Going Green is so easy! If you have a blog, join in. And if you don’t, you get to feel good reading my eco-friendly blog! Yay!
(And yes, I did talk directly to The Arbor Foundation, and the program is legit.)