Thanks to the Ecolutionist (they have a great logo, am so jealous!) I found out how I can make my blog carbon neutral by participating in the 'My Blog is Carbon Neutral Initiative'.
The initiative was created in
To participate includes three easy steps and you get an ace badge/logo to proudly display on your blog:
1. Write a blog post about the initiative + insert your favourite button
2. E-mail the link to your post to CO2email@example.com
3. They plant a tree for your blog in Plumas’!
To participate in the programme and find out more information CLICK HERE.
You might be thinking this is all fine and well, but how does it work? Environmental activist and physicist at
, Alexander Wissner-Gorss PhD did a study of carbon dioxide emissions of each blog visit. Supposing an average blog gets 15,000 visits per month (I wish, but here's hoping!...or not?) it then has a yearly carbon dioxide emission of 8lbs (3,6kg). By planting one tree the atmosphere can be relieved of an average of 11lbs (5kg) of carbon dioxide per year. Harvard University
But it doesn't just stop at your blog. Spread the word by letting your friends who have blogs know about the programme and emailing any of your favorite blogs to encourage them to participate as well. The programme currently has 1,188 blogs participating and you can CLICK HERE to see who they are.