Tuesday, March 16, 2010

“My blog is carbon neutral”

Hi ALL!!
I just ran across this great organization : http://www.kaufda.de/umwelt/carbon-neutral/how-you-can-join/ that will make my blog carbon neutral!  How awesome is that!  How much carbon dioxide does your blog create?

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 (8lb.). This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems.  How much carbon dioxide does a tree absorb?  There are many different calculations for the saving potential of a tree. The assumed values vary between 10 and 30kg (20 and 70lb.) for a tree each year. It is certain however, that in its first two to three years a tree absorbs relatively little carbon dioxide. In the growth phase following this, the absorption rate increases rapidly. During this time, the tree safes a considerable amount of carbon dioxide. The absorption rate decrease again from the age of 18.

One tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog.  Thanks so much for planting a tree to help elimate the carbon dioxide my blog creates.
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