Monday, May 24, 2010

make it green!...

Today I came across an article of a wonderful organization doing their part to help save the environment one blog at a time. Make It Green! has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation in efforts to plant one tree for each blogger who writes about their cause. Surprisingly, one blog can have a big affect on the environment. To quote the article:

"On their website, Make It Green! explains that a study out of Harvard University shows that the average website is responsible for 0.02 grams of carbon dioxide emissions for every visitor. They then calculated that a blog with 15,000 visitors each month produces 8 pounds of emissions each year. Given that the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change estimates a tree absorbs about 20 pounds of emissions each year -- though it is important to note that fewer emissions are absorbed in the tree's first few years of life -- even a blog with thousands of visitors a month can be carbon neutral by planting just one tree.
To date, Make It Green! has helped the Arbor Day Foundation plant about 350 trees in
Plumas National Forest, a 1-million-acre forest in northern California that was devastated by forest fires in 2007 (88,000 acres of the forest was destroyed). The 350 trees is a good start, but eco-conscious bloggers can do their part."

This is a really great and easy way to give back and help rebuild a National Forest. For more information go to the German based group's Make It Green! website

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