I'm so excited about this! It's just what I've been looking for and need!
We all assume that if we're blogging and reading the news on the internet, we're using less paper and thus we're doing a good thing for the environment. At least, that's what I thought, until one fateful day.
You see, I'm a news junkie. I start every morning with a cup of tea and a browse on the internet through cnn.com, boston.com (got to stay in touch with back home), lemonde.fr, lesoir.be and bbc.co.uk. I told you, news junkie! I had been under the impression that this was a good thing environmentally speaking as fewer newspapers. That is until a few months ago when I read an article about the carbon footprint of the internet and was hit smack in the face with the reality of it. Since then, I'll be honest, I've rethought my internet use which isn't an easy thing when one's business and addictions rely on it. But it's a concern for me and thus it's been there in the back of my mind, worrying me.
Well today, while looking through a blog, I found this programme, Mach's Grün!, that plants a tree for every blog participating. The tree, in turn, neutralises the carbon footprint of my blog for 50 years according to them. Incredible!
I love it when people take intiatives like this and hope you will too. Please join!