Stumbled onto this initiative on another conscientious blogger’s post. Was even more intrigued that the Deutsch are behind it.
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.
How much carbon dioxide does your blog create? Not sure if I’m hitting the average mark or not, but would love a tree planted on our behalf! Are you in?!