“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” — Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Make A Green Gesture

When we think of carbon emissions, we think of coal plants and motor vehicles, but the truth is, computer and internet usage are emissions culprits as well. I participated in the original German Carbon Neutral Blog Campaign several years ago. It was so successful, they are now doing an American launch. The Green Gestures campaign is a large-scale reforestation initiative here in the U.S., by bloggers, for bloggers, in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation. Participation is easy and free, and a native tree will be planted for your blog in an American forest to double the positive impact your efforts will have on the environment.

On the Make A Green Gestures site (the sister campaign to Make It Green) there are links to easy steps we can all take to help out, like ways to opt out of junk mail (phone books) and all that paper, and ideas for avoiding petroleum based products.

If you want to participate, all you have to do is write a short post about the campaign and link to the Green Gestures site. Email them with the url of your post and they will plant a tree for your blog.

Because we can never have too many trees. Thanks for reading and participating. Have a Green day!!


Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Cool. I'll check this out. I love trees.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks! Me too.

Sarah Allen said...

This sounds great! And that's a gorgeous photo!

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, with Joy)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Sarah Allen,
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Great! I participated in the original one, too. I'll check this out for sure. I thank you, the trees thank you. :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Tricia!
Yes, I remember you being in on that first campaign. Yours was the nicest post, if I remember correctly. Seems like a long, long time ago, doesn't it? Thank you so much for your constant presence in my corner of the blogosphere.

Editions Brandon said...

Welcome to the club!