We’re planting a tree in the Plumas National Forest in Northern California in order to offset C02 emissions from Mighty Good Planet [the name of Astronaut's previous blog], making it a carbon neutral blog.
It’s the least we could do, really. Not to mention how easy it is. You sign up here and the Arbor Day Foundation does the rest. Each tree planted will help to reforest an area of Plumas that was the victim of a series of fires caused by lightning.
The website suggests that the average tree absorbs 11lbs of C02 while the average blog emits 8lbs per year. Now, you might argue that it is hard to quantify exactly how one tree can actually offset your blog, but does that really matter, Negative Nancy? Either way, a tree will get planted and that’s a good thing no matter how you slice it.
So have some fun with it, offset your blog and keep the trees a comin’.