What a great idea! Now Ixpo and Stock Displays have set up initiatives to try and do something about all the carbon being added to the atmosphere by blogging…
WHAT? you ask…by blogging?
Well, according to Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD…
“Every blog that attracts 15,000 hits per month generates on average around 3.5kg of carbon every year – this figure is worked out according to a study conducted by Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD, physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, who has worked out that an average website causes about 0.02g of carbon dioxide for each visit – so a blog attracting 15,000 visits per month contributes around 3.5kgs of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere per year. His study took into account the power consumed by computer usage, electricity hours and server cooler systems. Although 3.5kg’s a year doesn’t sound like a lot, when you consider that last February The Sunday Times reported that there was around 200m blogs in the world, it means that with an average readership of 15,000 hits per month blogs alone contribute around 700,000 tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere every year.”
And it couldn’t be easier to join in. All you have to do is add one of the ‘Carbon Positive Blog’ and one of the “Carbon Neutral” buttons to your page, and Ixpo and Stock Displays will each plant a tree for you. That’s it! You don’t have to make a donation or pay a penny, just add the button and Ixpo and Stock Displays will plant your trees!
Carbon Neutral Blogs is an initiative that has been set up by the guys at Stock Displays with the aim of helping to make as many blogs carbon neutral as possible.
The idea basically is that for every blog which mentions the initiative and adds one of these
buttons to their sidebar or footer, Stock Displays will plant a tree for them – making their blog carbon neutral.
It’s simple really, you do something for them and they something for you!