Monday, January 20, 2014

One Blog, One Tree

I was looking through StumbleUpon when I came across a website with a "One Blog, One Tree" button. I had no idea what that meant but it looked interesting, so I clicked on it.

Green Gestures

It led to Green Gestures, a website that will plant a tree for your blog for free if you write a post about it on your blog and then e-mail them at with the URL of your post.

I thought that was pretty cool, and so did Princess and Nessie. One tree can counteract the effects of this blog. We love nature here at Princess the Puppy and we also care about reducing CO2 emissions. I know the biggest intent is to stop global warming, but what many people forget is the health benefits of reducing the CO2 in the air.

As a Lupus patient, I know a lot about how different things affect your health and body. Air pollution, like CO2, does a lot of damage. Air pollution can increase the risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and asthma. Global warming caused by air pollution can cause extreme heat (sometimes leading to heat stroke and can aggravate current health problems), drought, extreme weather, and it can make the spread of infectious diseases easier (think Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, and Lyme Disease).

I know the idea of helping the environment can sometimes seem like something big or unnecessary. We expect some treehugger to save the planet for us. Focus instead on how you will be improving your health and your children's health. A world with less asthma, less lung cancer, and less Lyme disease. You want to be there for your pets and the pets you will have in the future. This is just one small step to get you there.

If you have a blog and would like to join the tree party, go to to get started.
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1 comment:

  1. What a terrific idea! I'd never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing.