Monday, March 29, 2010

One blog, one tree - Writing my way to carbon neutrality

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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! 

3 comments:

Amber said...

Beautiful! I plan on promoting this idea on my own blog. Thank you for sharing. :)

The company I work for is Biblio.com

It is a marketplace for books, similar to Amazon, but WAY better. We were the first bookseller to offer carbon-neutral shipping, as well as running a nonprofit that builds free libraries in Bolivia. So I really dig the importance of carbon neutrality, and alternative energy research and development.

keep up the good works!

Amber
~Anchasta~

Dunappy said...

Well in the past two years, I've planted Three Apple trees, Two Cherry trees, one Peach tree, Two Asian Pear trees and a mulberry tree. does that count?

Morleysaurus said...

Oooh, this is an awesome idea. :) I use Care2 as a search engine and through them you can earn Butterfly points which you can convert into offsetting the carbon your computer uses, or to plant a tree...or even feed a seal a snack. All of this is made possible by the sponsors of Care2. :)