Inspire Bohemia Goes Carbon Neutral!

I am very proud to announce that Inspire Bohemia will soon be Carbon neutral!!

I came across a website by the "Make it Green" program started in Germany that has begun an initiative called "My blog is carbon neutral." The goal of this initiative is to neutralize the carbon dioxide emissions produced by a blog by planting a tree for each participant. Wait, wait... blogs produce carbon dioxide!? At first you may be like ehhh? but if you really think about what goes into powering Bloggers' network of blogs, not to mention the entire internet(!) it then becomes clear.... However, if you need it put into greater perspective just read this quote from the website and check out the diagram below:

"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."

For each blog that joins the "My blog is carbon neutral" initiative, "Make it Green" and their U.S. partner Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree in the Plumas National Forest of Northern California that will neutralize the carbon dioxide emissions of that blog for the next 50 years! Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit conservation and education organization that has made it their goal to reforest 5,500 acres of Plumas National Forest with 792,000 trees after terrible fires destroyed over 88,000 of its forested acres back in 2007.

Together, "Make it Green" and Arbor Day Foundation are not only helping reforest the Plumas National Forest, but they're simultaneously enabling ordinary citizens of the world to contribute to the sustenance of our planet's health by neutralizing and thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions. What a wonderful initiative!

According to the "Make it Green" website there are currently 893 blogs participating... Well, I plan on being the 894th!

This is the least I can do to blog responsibly, and I encourage all of you with blogs out there to do the same. If interested, all you need to do is write a blog post on the initiative and post the 'Carbon Neutral' graphic button of your choice on your blog! For detailed instructions on how to participate and make your blog Carbon neutral please visit this link, or any of the following:

Arbor Day Foundation