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Tightwad is officially carbon neutral

Tightwad was thrilled to see that if we join this program, run by German based kaufDA, they will plant a tree on our behalf. This one tree will neutralize the carbon emissions of our blog for the next fifty years and help to reduce Tightwad’s ecological footprint. According to a study by Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD, physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, “an average website causes about 0.02 (0,0008oz) of carbon dioxide for each visit. Assuming an average blog gets 15,000 visits a month, it has yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 3,6k (8lb.). This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, services, and their cooling systems.” If you blog about their site and put their little badge on your blog, they will plant a tree on your behalf too (in California and Germany). Tightwad thought this was pretty cool. See my side bar for the carbon neutral badge, click and give them a visit.


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