Did you know that each time someone browses the internet and clicks on a web page, CO2 gases are emitted? It may seem strange, but it's true! These emissions come from the energy consumption of computer servers and hardware. According to one study by a Harvard physicist, a blog with an average amount of traffic can emit about 8 lbs of CO2 gases each year, so it's definitely obvious how this can be considered a significant issue after you tally up the number of blogs and websites out there!
|I wanted to add pictures to this post, but since I didn't have anything terribly related, you get to see pictures of Hawaiian trees. Here are some lovely coconut palms!|
If it weren't for the folks over at Retale introducing me to their Green Gestures initiative, I certainly would not have become privy to this information, so I'm very happy they decided to contact me and share their story. Retale is a company founded to digitally distribute local ads, fliers, and any other kind of paper product related to shopping in order to reduce paper waste and create a more sustainable way to shop. Green Gestures, a campaign set forth by Retale, helps you get started on minimizing your impact on the environment by showing you how to opt out of unwanted paper junk mail, offering simple steps to help protect the environment, and encouraging bloggers to reduce their blog's carbon footprint, which is where I come in!
|A gorgeous Rainbow Eucalyptus|
|And finally, my favorite of them all, a monkeypod tree -- well, half of one at least!|