Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day - My Blog is Carbon Neutral

Happy Earth Day! It also happens to be my oldest daughter's birthday - fourteen years ago today I became a mom. But, I digress...

carbon neutral coupons with kaufDA.de

To celebrate Earth Day, I'm taking part in a program to neutralize my blog's carbon emissions. It's easy and fun - I hope you'll take part too!

Step #1 - Click the leaf logo above, which will take you to a website that explains the program.

Step #2 - Copy the html-code for one of the buttons and paste it on your sidebar. Blog about the program to increase awareness and participation.

Step #3 - Email the link to your post to CO2-neutral@kaufda.de.

Step #4 - The Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree for your blog in Plumas National Forest in Northern California.

What a great way to celebrate Earth Day - I feel greener already!

UPDATE: Hooray! I just received the following email concerning my Carbon Neutral Blog (that's a lot of seedlings - wow!):

Hi Susan,

thank you so much for participating in our initiative and making your blog carbon neutral! Your tree will be planted this month by the Arbor Day Foundation. The scheduled start plant date was Monday, April 19 and the trees will be planted by a contracted crew. The roads are being plowed, all contracts solidified, and twelve shipments of 150,000 seedling each are being assembled. We thank you for the support!

There are still some trees looking for a sponsor. So if you know some people who have a blog or website, pass it on and we'll make their blogs carbon neutral too!

Best,
Christin

25 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Hi

What a wonderful day to celebrate and what a great thing to do!!

I shall go to the site now and do all these steps - I'd love a tree planted for my blog!!

Thank you!

Take care
x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oops! I still have to do this. Thanks for the reminder.

Happy Earth Day!

Jen said...

Oops!! I'm with Stina, completely forgot! By the time I get home I've forgotten about it! Thanks for the reminder!!

Happy Birthday to your baby (though she's growing fast, lol) & Happy Earth Day!

Theresa Milstein said...

Happy Earth Day + Happy Birthday to your daughter. Thanks for the instructions. I'm going to make my blog carbon neutral right now.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Happy birthday to your daughter and congrats on joining us with carbon neutral blogs. :)

Aubrie said...

Everyone should think about the earth more, including myself! Kudos to you and your carbon neutral blog!

Talli Roland said...

Happy Earth Day, Susan, and happy birthday to your daughter!

Joanne said...

Raising my coffee cup in a toast to Earth Day :)

Hema P. said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! What a wonderful day to share her birthday with! I have come across a lot of Green posts in the last two days, and I'm planning one myself tomorrow. Thanks for the post, Susan!

Susan Fields said...

Happy Earth Day to all of you, too, and thanks for the birthday wishes for my daughter! I'm thinking it was as much a life-changing experience for me as it was for her (especially now that she's in the teenage years!)

I'm glad to hear some of you want to make your blogs carbon-neutral, too! Honestly, when I first read abou this on other blogs, I thought it might be a pain to figure out, but it really couldn't have been easier. Good luck!

Tess said...

Happy Earth and Birth day (hey, I'm a poet!)

it's snowing here, so I'm not feeling the 'spring earth' love.

Susan Fields said...

Tess - I always knew you were a poet. :)

Snow? Yikes! I walked the dog today in capris and flip-flops - heavenly!

Jai Joshi said...

Yay! Happy Earth Day!

Having a carbon neutral blog rocks.

Jai

Robby said...

Happy birthdau daughter!
As of this morning, she shares a birthday with my nephew. :D

Susan Fields said...

Robby - Yay! Congratulations!

Nicole and Jai - Yours were the blogs I first saw this on, thanks for letting us all know about it!

Kelly H-Y said...

What a fantastic idea ... I must do that today! Happy Earth Day to you too ... and Happy 14th to your daughter ... what a fun day!

Susan Fields said...

Kelly - Thanks! She's enjoying her birthday so far, even more now that school's over. :)

Kelly said...

That is awesome!!! I hope there's a tree left for me!
Enjoy the special day with your daughter!

Susan Fields said...

Kelly - I'm sure there are plenty of trees left. Wouldn't it be cool if so many of us did this they had to get more?

Ann said...

Happy 14th Birthday to your baby and Happy Earth Day. I will toddle over and see if I can follow the steps.

Danna said...

Happy earth day! love the blog! Danna
www.sherunslikeagirl.blogspot.com

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Happy Birthday to Jillian! I wish we were there to celebrate with her. :)

Very cool idea, Susan...I planted a tree and two bushes today. :)

T.J. Carson said...

Blog award for you over on my page :)

Jackee said...

Happy Earth Day to you too! And happy Momaverisary as well. (My oldest will be 7 next weekend and that blows me away, I can't imagine what 14 will feel like.)

Congrats on the Carbon Nuetral--this program is so great!

Molly Hall said...

I'm so impressed. What a good thing to do for the earth. Thank you!