Saturday, July 02, 2011

One Blog, One Tree, One Earth

Great day! Saturday!

No fever now (Yipee!), but I'm still having coughing fits, every now and then. I still have trouble sleeping because of that. But well, serves me right for eating junk food all the time.. and not exercising.. and not taking a daily dose of Vitamin C.

Anyway, enough of that. The good thing is, I'm now back. And today is THE day my blog becomes CARBON NEUTRAL.

How much carbon dioxide does your blog create? 
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. 

One tree neutralizes the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog. 
As demonstrated in the above calculation, 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. Since a tree lives for an average of 50 years, carbon dioxide emissions of your blog can be completely neutralised for this time period. 
So make your blog carbon neutral now.

Excerpts from Make Your Blog Carbon Neutral.

I'd like to share some of these quotes I found in the internet.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. - Chief Seattle 
We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us? - Richard Bach 
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. - Albert Einstein 
There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. - Brooke Medicine Eagle

Everyone can make a simple contribution, but with great impact. This initiative may seem shallow and futile to some, but not to me. The thought of having people plant a tree in my (blog's) honor is simply awesome. I remember way back in 6th grade, I've joined a lot of nature trips and tree-planting activities in our baranggay (small town), in school and in the Girl Scouts. I remember feeling good after a long day of planting seedlings and documenting trees. *Flashback* Whoa. I am going to plant a tree tomorrow. ♥

One single tree, if everyone of us plants one, can make a difference.

We have only one earth..And it is already sick. Let us all do our share to make it better. Let us heal the world. Our planet. Our Earth. We do that, we will also heal ourselves.

To join, make a blog post like this one and include the carbon neutral button. (Click this link for more button designs.) E-mail the link of your post to And viola. They plant a tree for you and your blog.

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  1. yehey! wala ng fever si miss Leah.. ung ubo naman ang susunod na mawawala..

    paktay tayo jan.. cge try ko mag plant ng tree.. hehe

  2. gagawin ko yan Leah!
    Buti anman at ok ka na... Inom na lang madalas ng vit.C kahit walang sipon.

  3. sa Farmville na lang ako pwedeng magtanim ng puno.. baka pag ginawa ko yun ng actual dito, mademanda pa ko.. hahahaha!

  4. Glad you're feeling better! Take your vitamins!!! :)

  5. reading the first part, i had a serious bout of epistaxis! hehe kiddin'
    you'll get over that cold, just drink lots of fluids. water therapy is a tried and tested regimen (;

  6. good news ito na magaling ka na. Pwede na ulit maglakwatsa at magpaulan.
    Take care lang leah,take a lot of vitamin C. mamitas ka diyan ng bayabas yon ang kainin mo with salt. ayos yan.

  7. green is good! green thumb, green mind and green grin, :p

  8. yey! good that you're feeling better :) blogging lang ang sagot sa ubo :)

  9. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!
    I hope you fully recover soon! :).

    That is a really good initiative. I may join.

    Have a lovely weekend Leah.

  10. I've been wanting to plant a lemon tree in our backyard forever. Pwede balunggay tree? Damo ko gintanom nga balunggay sang una sang gamay pa ko kay hapos magtubo kag damo seeds ang existing balunggay namon. hehehe.

  11. i should plant a tree now..

  12. I'm glad you're feeling back, good to have you back! Go green!

  13. I think you should take a rest. Sinagot ko lang tanong sa "leave a comment" .haha

  14. I live on a farm with over 30 acres of full-grown trees on it...can I just count myself carbon neutral now?

    I also will be planting cherry trees this year, at least covered!

    Thanks for keeping us all environmentally conscious. It's so easy to forget our responsibilities to the planet and future generations while we go on from day to day.

  15. cool!carbon neutral! God bless always Leah at buti na lang la ka ng sakit :)

  16. naku! gusto ko rin maging carbon neutral! tsaka teh, combohan mo ng lagundi ang vitamin c mo! hehe.

  17. Wow- that's a horrible fact. Oh, gosh I should limit myself from blogging? oh man..

    I do plant tress and we do have org. that executed that kind of thing. So I worry no more..

  18. hmm nagtree planting din kami ng class namin noon. pero di na namin binalikan yung place para makita kung lumaki na yung tree na pinlant namin.

  19. buti na lang nkpagjoin na ko ng tree planting activity. hihi. less guilt. :D

  20. nag comment na ako dito kahapon ba't nawala? huhuhuh....

  21. nice to know that you're back leah :) tagal mo nawala nung nagkasakit ka :D thanks sa pagdalaw :D

  22. ah, ganito pala yung ibig sabihin ng logo na to. nakikita ko ito sa mga blogs eh. cge nga, i'll grab the badge. :)

  23. Hindi ko alam ito ah, hehehe! Tnx for sharing, Leah, I'm glad you're ok now! Have a blessed day! =)

  24. hi Leah, buti you're okay na. Wag ka masyado magkakakain ng junk foods, iha, hokey? :) Drink lagi ng enough water.

    Yeah, dapat talaga pangalagaan ang mother earth. Isa yan sa adbokasiya ng blog ko.

  25. should start planting now..andami ko p nmang