Apr 222010

Happy Earth Day, everybuddy!


In honor of Earth Day today, we’re following our furiend, Sparkle’s, lead and participating in the “My Blog is Carbon Neutral” initiative started by a site from Germany called Mach’s Grün, or “Make It Green” in English.  “Make It Green” is planting trees for free to erase the carbon footprint that blogs create.  We don’t know much about carbon footprints and we didn’t even know our blog had one, but we think planting trees is a good thing!!

“Make It Green” will plant one tree for every blog that participates in the “My Blog is Carbon Neutral” initiative.  The trees are being planted in the Plumas National Forest in Northern California by the “Arbor Day Foundation.”  Back in 2007, there were a couple of huge fires in the forest that destroyed 88,000 acres of trees!!  Whoa!!  That’s a whole lotta trees that were lost!!!  The goal is to help reforest 5,500 acres of the Plumas National Forest with 792,000 trees.  Planting began this week.

Now, here’s how you can participate in the “My Blog is Carbon Neutral” initiative and get a tree planted to help erase your blog’s carbon footprint.  All you gotta do is write a short blog post about this program, put a carbon neutral badge on your blog (you can choose from a bunch), and send the “Make It Green” people an email with a link to your blog post.

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So c’mon!!  Make your blog carbon neutral, too!!!


  37 Responses to “Our Blog is Carbon Neutral!”

  1. This is a great inititive, bravo for taking part guys!
    Wiki x

  2. Sounds like a great idea. Well done for taking part.

  3. You guys are always on the cutting edge of all the fun and informative information.
    Thanks for today’s post.
    Madi and Mom

  4. We will follow your lead and do a blog with the badge tomorrow.

  5. Sounds like a great idea.. LOve the post.. Hugs GJ xx

  6. What a great initiative! Thanks for telling us about it and happy Earth Day!

  7. Just wanted to add that I’ve done this on my personal Musings blog. They base it on 15,000 visitors per month, and since that’s far and beyond what both my blogs get, I figure the one tree will cover both! 🙂

    Thanks again for this info!

  8. What a great post!!! We are planting some flowers Saturday and mom has some trees coming that she ordered from Wren’s fundraiser, so they’ll be planted when we get them. Happy Earth Day!

  9. What a great idea! Happy Earth day furriends!

  10. This is a great idea! I never knew all of this either!
    Happy Earth Day!

  11. That is a great post and a super idea. Our assistant is going right over right now and do a post to help plant the trees.
    Have a Happy Earth Day.

  12. Fabulous work dear friends, it’s really nice!
    And this post is great!

  13. Great Blog! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I’ve made my blog Carbon Neutral because of your blog. Great Job pals.


  14. What a wonderful idea!

  15. We didn’t know about this–what a great idea!

  16. Cool idea – Mom is going to check it out. We had no idea our blog had a carbon footprint!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  17. great idea… we’ll check it out…

  18. That is a fine idea. We always worry about the carbon neutral thing because that seems to give people the idea that it’s okay to pollute or do things that aren’t Earth friendly–when in actuality we should do everything. We have planted a tree in our yard this year so we hope that is carbon neutral enough (and we are working on talking the Male into Solar Panels–he’s not thrilled because we are in Seattle but his neighbor says his actually save him some money)

  19. OMC! Pawsome! Trees are furry impawtant for da environment and dat was a whole lotta trees destroyed likes you said.

    Happy Earth Day!

  20. I do this and gives you a shout-out. Thanks for pointing this out!

  21. That’s so sad about that fire. I’m so glad they’re planting more and reforesting the forest! Ernie and Wally look so happy and content amongst their green.

  22. Yes, it sounds very interesting, but I don’t quite understand how blogs can create carbon? Or is it the computer itself that does this?

    Of course, I’m all for planting trees. You will see that we have planted some in our back yard, and Dante is quite attached to them.

    Happy Earth Day to you!

  23. Beautiful pictures. Happy Earth Day

  24. Sounds like a great idea! Happy Earth Day to you!

  25. A great idea and that is a gorgeous tree…Happy Earth Day friends…xo…Calle, Halle, Sukki

  26. That is way cool, I’ll have to check it out!

  27. Guess what?
    Momma and Daddy just bought a new tree — it’s called a bald cypress. It’s a BIG tree and they are having it planted next month when Daddy has a week off from ‘day hunting’.


  28. This is a good idea. Just having a badge on the blog that mentions it helps us to remember every day about the Earth. I must talk Mom into shutting off the computer every night.

  29. Happy Earth Day back at you. This is a wonderful idea. Everyone needs to make this place called earth more healthy. My folks have planted lots of trees on their acres of land.

  30. I’m so thrilled that you took notice of my post, and took part… and that other friends of yours followed your lead! Wouldn’t it be great if the whole cat blogosphere became carbon neutral?

  31. This sounds like it is a great idea!

  32. What a great idea. Happy Earth Day!

  33. Happy Earth Day!!

  34. That’s a great idea! Thanks for passing that on.

  35. Way to go! Thanks for helping to save our earth!
    your pal,

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