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My blog is carbon neutral

Pragmatic Mom  sent me this today and I dugg it, posted this and signed up to have a tree planted.  Why should you care?  Because a blog with 15,000 visits a month has a yearly carbon dioxide emissions of  8 lbs.

To neutralize these emissions this German companythe logo for mach grun site to be carbon neutral has created “My blog is carbon neutral” buttons so bloggers can show that they care about the environment and the carbon footprint of their blogs.   To find out how you can participate please visit http://www.kaufda.de/umwelt/carbon-neutral/how-you-can-join 

They are planting trees in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation in Plumas National Forest in Northern California for their project. Thousands of wildfires affected many national forests over the past ten years and 88,000 acres alone were destroyed by two fires in 2007 in Plumas.  For every participating blog they plant a tree.  One blog – one tree.

This is easy to do.  Get your green on.

The story of bottled water – watch this video and get your green on.

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The Story of Bottled Water is a great short animated (both funny and sobering at the same time) film by the same people of The Story of Stuff Project.  It is a great (super kid and adult-friendly) way to see what impact water bottles have on the earth. Both films are narrated by Annie Leonard who  is an activist who “has spent the past 10 years traveling the globe fighting environmental threats…delivering a rapid-fire, often humorous and always engaging story about “all our stuff—where it comes from and where it goes when we throw it away.” ”  This was just released on March 22 and  has been featured in  Treehugger and The Huffington Post  among others. 

Check it out and share it with your friends. I just did. I shared it on Facebook and Twitter and now here.

bread and honey and 10 dollar drawings

I do like to read and I have long read the following blog (sent to me by a discerning friend – it is on my blog roll) http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com/  and love the gorgeous photos and wonderful recipes.  Saveur magazine listed it as “sites we love”  http://www.saveur.com/  and they know what they are talking about so check it out for wonderful recipes, writing and photographs.   Alicia Lynne Carrier, who is amazingly talented (she writes well, too) and also young, dammit, also has another site http://10dollardrawings.blogspot.com/ where she features custom 10 dollar drawings that you will love.  Go to it.  I have a busy day.

I get all fluster-y

Seriously that came out of my mouth today. I know. Basically I was switching capabilitymom.wordpress.com to capabilitymom.com and went to the Go Daddy site with a kick-ass tutorial courtesy of http://coffeeshopbloggers.blogspot.com/ and even though I had that and had read the WordPress info, I pushed a wrong button. Swear words, fast breathing and desperate clicking all ensued.  I managed to get help on the line and tech support at Go Daddy was wonderful (unlike tech support at Verizon which, at least yesterday, was lacking – more on that fascinating waste of an hour of my life later).  The nice man found my account, walked me through the pages I know I should have seen before the fateful click but hadn’t, and all set. Phew. I did utter the above phrase to the tech guy and I do believe I heard a suppressed laugh as I explained why even his most basic instructions were taking me so much time.  Nicely done, I am breathing just fine, now, thanks.

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