It’ s no secret I’m passionate about social causes and the environment, so it seems to be only natural to join in this great initiative: “My blog is carbon neutral”.
This initiative first started in Germany by the “Make it green” program with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Petits gestes écolos is carrying this project out in France.
From their site:
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. This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems.
The trees will be planted in France.
If you want to participate as well, it’s quite simple :
- Write a quick post about the initiative + add the badge you prefer
- E-mail us your link to email@example.com
- They plant a tree for you !