Thursday, April 29, 2010

Randomities Is Carbon Neutral

If a website has around 15K visits a month, the energy consumed by the visitor's computers is equivalent to 3,6Kg (or 8lb) of carbon dioxide emission a year.

One tree absorbs 11lb per year.

Easy math, eh? ;)

Randomities hasn't reached yet this kind of traffic, but no matter. I'd rather make up for at least one website that hasn't joined this movement. ;)

"What the heck are you talking about?" you ask.

It's simple: these guys are willing to plant a tree for each website or blog that joins in, for free, in order to restore Plumas National Forest in North California, which was almost destroyed by a great fire caused by lightning back in 2007.

I'm sure you've heard or read about it?

So, I'm extremely proud to announce that Randomities is Carbon Neutral. *hurra!* ;D

If you got interested in participating -- I hope you did! -- go to
this page, where you'll find the simple and easy instructions.

And please don't forget to stop by Jemi Fraser's blog: Just Jemi. She's the awesome blogger who pointed me to this fundamental initiative.

Let's do some good people! :)

Note: The hand holding a tree is from the Carbon Neutral Project's website, and the satellite image is from Nasa's Earth Observatory. All technical information on CO2 absorption by trees also come from the project's website.


  1. Love it Mari - great post. I also appreciate the mention :)

    As humans we have such an incredible responsbility - to protect our planet as much as we can - and to help restore it from the damage it's sustained due to us. Hope the word keeps spreading!

  2. --Jemi: Thank *you* for pointing me to the initiative. :D

    I totally agree that it's past time we took responsibility for our actions and choices. We're obviously destroying the nature and this behavior must stop.

    Small actions can generate great impact, especially if we spread the word.

    That's another good reason for this post. ;)

  3. Former-Witch FriendApril 30, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Never thought to see a blog as carbon neutral... even if it IS kind of obvious. If I had one, I would join too!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. It was truly appreciated. Roland

  5. --Former-Witch: I'm sure you would my dear! And I'd love to see that happening. (the blog and the carbon neutral thing too, heh ;)

    --Roland: Thank *you*, for taking your time to stop by and tell me, and for the follow. It's awfully nice of you. :)

  6. What a great service! As a native of Southern California I've seen many destructive wildfires. Thank you for bringing this into the spotlight.

  7. --Laura: You're welcome. Let's spread the word! :D

  8. What a cool idea to spread the word around. I will have to say that I'm not fully convinced that this is bad for plants, it's something I'm still learning about and looking into. But I'm all for planting trees and supporting green health and growth.

    Wonderful thing you people are doing here. <3

  9. --Jodi: You mean that the wild fire is not bad for plants? Well, I'm sure these naturally induced fires are part of the forest's life cycle. Even if it means that everything gets destroyed and the nature has to restart from scratch.

    I'm not sure how much of this particular incident had human hands on it. I mean, acid rains, pollution etc, all that may have influenced, right?

    Yes, planting trees is always a good thing. Even if it's to give nature a hand, instead of the usual knife in the back. ;)

  10. What a fantastic idea! I'm always on the lookout for ways to help the environment, thanks!

  11. I learned a few things, Mari- excellent and wise work. Fires are important in nature, but how many in the last few centuries were not by her hands? We definitely need more trees...and oil consuming algae!
    Carbon neutral blog - :)

  12. --Olive: You're most welcome! Please let me know if you go carbon neutral too, so I can help spreading the word. :)

    --Erin: It's hard to know how much we have given nature "a hand" with the fire thing, but I'm pretty sure we could track our assistance in coloring the ocean, heh.

    So, are you going green too? ;)


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