Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Blog is Carbon Neutral!

Since a little before I became pregnant, I have become more involved in educating myself about being eco-conscious. I was especially mindful of what I ate and the products that I used while I was pregnant and I continue to do so now that my son is on the "outside!" I continually look for ways to be more eco-friendly, reduce the toxins in our home and do even little things that can help our family become "greener" ...like cloth diapering! So, when I read about the “My blog is carbon neutral” program, I thought it was a worthwhile program to become involved in and share with my readers!

My blog is carbon neutral” is an initiative, that originated in Germany by the “Make it Green” program. Their goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They do this by planting one tree for every blog that joins their program! It really dows work like they say on their site: 1 Tree + 1 Blog = Carbon Neutral!

So, for every blogger who joins, the "Make it Green" program will be planting a tree that will have a direct impact on me! I found out on their site that they are planting trees in Northern California in a national forest that was devastated by fires.

This is taken from their site: 
The trees are planted in Plumas National Forest in Northern California by “Arbor Day Foundation” our partner in US for the “My blog is carbon neutral” initiative. The “Arbor Day Foundation” is a non-profit conservation and education organization with the goal helping reforest 5,500 acres of Plumas National Forest with 792,000 trees.

Now, when I read that they were planting trees in Northern California, it made me so happy! While I did not grow up quite near the Plumas National Forest, I did grow up in Northern California and all of my family still lives there! 

I think that this is a wonderful program and I encourage anyone with a blog to join. It is free and very easy to sign up for and you can feel good about being a part of the effort to revitalize one of our national forests (while reducing our carbon footprint at the same time!) ...oh yeah!

You can check out their site HERE for more information and the directions on how to sign up.

I would like to thank SAPsMaMa blog and her post, which is where I learned about this program!


  1. Yay! Thanks for joining the program! :D It is awesome isn't it?!

    Be sure to get your extra entry in my giveaways! This applies to ALL giveaways until I decide to discontinue the special, but no timeline yet!

  2. Hey, I'm joining too ^^
    You have a really nice blog :)
    I'm following you

    Xoxo ♥
    Pinkie Anggia