Carbon Neutral Blog

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A German group has a goal to contribute their part in reducing the carbon footprint by raising awareness of the severe environmental damage caused by carbon emissions. One of their activities is to raise awareness of the carbon emissions resulting from the use of the internet – specifically of blogs. A blog with 15,000 visits a month has a yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 8lb. To neutralise these emissions they have created “My blog is carbon neutral” buttons so bloggers can demonstrate that they care about the environment and the
carbon footprint of their blogs. They present them as a small but nontheless worthy solution to contribute to environmental issues. Their idea is to show possibilities to make a contribution to protect the environment.

To find out how you can participate please visit
http://www.kaufda.de/umwelt/carbon-neutral/how-you-can-join

And how do they actually neutralize your blog’s carbon footprint? They are planting trees in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation in Plumas National Forest in Northern California for our project to neutralize the carbon footprint of blogs. Thousands of wildfires burned down many national forests over the past ten years and 88.000 acres of Plumas’
were destroyed by two fires in 2007. To help replanting we need the support of bloggers all over the world! For every participating blog they plant a tree. One blog – one tree.

They are a German based company called kaufDA, which
provides advertisement brochures of local stores online to help
consumers search for specific products and find good deals in their neighborhood. This reduces the amount of brochures printed and so the project helps the environment by reducing unnecessary paper in mailboxes. An American on average receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year. This has the same carbon footprint as burning six gallons of gasoline.

They’ll be glad to plant your tree! Help us and show that you care! Every tree counts!

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