We didn’t. At least until we received an email from a German company suggesting that we could make our blog carbon neutral through their “My blog is carbon neutral” initiative.
You wouldn’t think of blogging as having a carbon footprint, but I guess it makes sense that it does with all of the servers and computer equipment involved that use energy.
We’re always looking for ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, so we went to their website to learn more about the “My blog is carbon neutral” initiative.
The initiative was founded by kaufDA, a company whose goal is to help reduce the online world’s carbon footprint by raising awareness of the severe environmental damage caused by carbon emissions.
The program basically works like this:
- You write a blog post about the initiative
- You send them an email about the blog post
- Their partner, the Arbor Day Foundation, plants a tree in the Plumas National Forest in Northern California
- The tree offsets the carbon emissions created by your blog
If you have a blog, check out the initiative to learn how your blog can be carbon neutral too!