I know that you all come every Wednesday for my WTF? feature to see what crazy things I find, surprise! Something different today. C'mon, bear with me this week. My good friend Shell over at Things I Can't Say has this new gig on Wednesday. The only rules are it has to be from your heart.
So, if you all read me very often at all, you know I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am the typical hothead redhead, but would really do anything for anyone (who hasn't crossed me anyway).
One of the things that is very near and dear to my heart is my hope for the futures of my children. I want them to have every advantage they can. I want them to live in a world that is better than the one I live in. No sickness. No poverty. No hate or injustice. A Utopia is what I dream of for them.
I do what I can to protect them from sickness. My husband and I provide for them as best we can. We teach them love for all people regardless of color, creed or sexual orientation. We teach them to love every minute and to live life to it's fullest.
In order for my children to have a better life and a better world to live in, we have to do our part to take care of Mother Earth and the life she gives us. My friend Darla over at Hissyfits and Halos posted today about the carbon footprint of blogs. The average blog receiving 15,000 hits a month, has emissions of EIGHT (8) POUNDS of carbon dioxide a year.
So what to do? Quit blogging? Certainly not! That isn't going to happen. BUT, there is something we can do. Plant a tree. And we don't have to plant it ourselves. Nope. I post this "My blog is carbon neutral" blog. I add a button to my blog to raise awareness. And then a tree is planted for my blog. EASY as 1-2-3.
I can't save the world, but I can do the easy things. Recycle. Use recycle bags instead of those plastic ones when shopping. Teach my children not to waste our resources. AND plant a tree by posting a button.
You can too! Go to this site. Grab the button you like. And remove your carbon footprint. Then there is no environmental guilt for blogging!
The Smack Talker
I'm a fast talkin', smack talkin', food lovin', recipe writin', ADHD sufferin', joke tellin', wit swappin', SNARKTASTIC mommy of five. I married Prince Charming who just so happens to be a Star Wars geek, and we are living happily ever after. I tend to over share, lose my cool and make rash generalizations. I'm teaching my kids to love everyone and appreciate all things. Did I mention I love FOOD?