A Carbon Neutral Blog?

Hey guys!

Ever wondered how much CO2 your website emits? I found an answer quite recently: “an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit“, according to Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD, physicist at Harvard University. From the same report comes the following statistic: “performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle or about 7g of CO2 per search“. Sounds crazy to me, since I use Google for just about everything.

According to, the atmosphere can be relieved by an average of 5kg (11lb.) carbon dioxide every year by planting one tree. An average blog causes 3.6kg (8lb.) of carbon dioxide emissions. Consequently, a tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of a blog.

So I figured it’s time to change.

Here’s to a carbon-neutral blog! For every blog link e-mailed to, they are ready to plant a tree in the Plumas National Forest in the Sierra Nevada (I believe the deadline for that passed, so they’re planting trees in another national forest now). So what are you waiting for? Is YOUR blog carbon-neutral? 🙂

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PS: Thanks to Wave Goodbye to Apathy for the heads up! 🙂

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