They’ve calculated that a blog with 15,000 visits a month has a yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 8lb. To neutralise these emissions they have created “My blog is carbon neutral” buttons so bloggers can demonstrate that they care about the environment and the carbon footprint of their blogs. They’ve found a solution to make blogs carbon neutral and contribute to environmental issues as a blogger.
They plant trees in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation in Plumas National Forest in Northern California for our project to neutralize the carbon footprint of blogs. Someone checked this claim with the Arbor Day Foundation, you can read it here: Recycle Bill.
From their email:
Thousands of wildfires burned down many national forests over the past ten years and 88.000 acres of Plumas’ were destroyed by two fires in 2007. To help replanting we need the support of bloggers all over the world! For every participating blog we plant a tree. One blog – one tree.
Why do they do this if it’s not a green scam?
We are a German based company called kaufDA, which provides advertisement brochures of local stores online to help consumers search for specific products and find good deals in their neighborhood. This reduces the amount of brochures printed and so the project helps the environment by reducing unnecessary paper in mailboxes. An American on average receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year. This has the same carbon footprint as burning six gallons of gasoline. We’d be glad to plant your tree! Help us and show that you care! Every tree counts! Best wishes from Germany, Christin “Make it green!”- Team