>my blog is carbon neutral

>I got an email today from someone in Germany and, well, she had me at hello (because she started with a compliment and I’m a sucker for those, as we all know) but then she followed with an absolutely brilliant idea:

  1. I write a post about the initiative she works for (Make it green!), put a button on my sidebar saying I’m carbon neutral, and email them, and
  2. they plant a tree for me someplace in Northern California to offset the carbon imprint of my blog.

Did I mention this is all completely free? Just out of the goodness of their little German hearts?

I’d tell you more but I can’t entirely understand most of the website (that whole written-in-German thing) but the overall idea (and what I understand when Chrome translates it for me) is marvelous. What Christin wrote to me is this: One of our 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 we 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. We present them a small but nonetheless worthy solution to contribute to environmental issues. Our idea is to show possibilities to make a contribution to protect the environment.

Beautiful.

A little piece of my heart just flew to Germany to give someone a lot of love, and then back to NorCal to help plant a tree.

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