Monday, March 29, 2010
One blog, one tree - Writing my way to carbon neutrality
I received information that the average blogger is anything but carbon neutral. In fact, annually, a blog can generate an average of 8 lbs. of carbon! So, I am working to make this pretty, pink blog a greener place to read. I am joining the "1 blog, 1 tree" movement and having a tree planted to neutralize the carbon emissions caused by my blog.
During the Spring and Summer, I suspect I do my fair share of combating global warming. I plant and grow flowers and veggies and love my outdoorsy stuff. I don't know what we'll grow this year because we're looking at potentially moving. But even if I can't grow a lot this year, I'll at least have a tree in my blog's honor.
So, in an effort to encourage greener living, I will encourage you to join the "1 blog, 1 tree" movement and do your part to minimize your carbon footprint. Remember, we can always use more trees! I will also encorage you to take other steps towards a self-sustainable lifestyle. These are things you can do in both the big city and out in the country. Grow a garden. It can be in containers on a patio or balcony or you can plant them in the ground. There's nothing quite like fresh veggies right from the plant! Plant your own tree, bonus points for a fruit tree! Volunteer at your zoo or park. Pick up garbage from the road in front of your residence.
Good luck and let me know how it goes!