Friday, 8 March 2013

European Green's - Black Forest Division

My fellow boating bloggers, as you know I'm a bit of a conservation nut. However, I do try for my own pleasure and wherever possible to recycle and keep to the green ethos. When out boating we do our bit - but its hard to have ultra green credentials when you burn a few hundred litres of red diesel over the cruising year.

I had never realised that as a blogger I was creating a carbon footprint on the Internet. But, in keeping with my all things green ethos, I do assure my readers that no electrons were harmed in the production of this web blog!
It seems that the European Green Party (German Wehrmacht Black Forest Division) has come up with a wheeze. As bloggers we are being asked by them to "Just write a short blog post about their programme “My blog is carbon neutral” and point a link to their blog and then they will plant a tree to mitigate the carbon. Thereby neutralising the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog. It states that the trees will be planted by the Arbor Day Foundation. After the reforestation of the Plumas National Forest the tree planting will be continued in another National Forest. 
As the website says - My blog is carbon neutral - is an initiative, originally started in Germany by the “Make it Green” programme, that has the goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. We plant a tree for your blog and thereby neutralise your blog’s carbon footprint for the next 50 years! Everyone can make a small contribution to the environment. Every tree counts! 

Basically, its a scam to get you to put a link on your weblog to publicise and or recommend their website. The tree planting process by the Abour Day Foundation will go on whether you put a link to the website in Germany or not.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a large tree-planting organization in the USA The foundation began in 1972 with a mission "to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees". The Foundation is supported by donations, selling trees, merchandise and by corporate sponsors. The Arbor Day Foundation is a  non-profit conservation and education organization.


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