As the holiday season ended it was time for us to get back to work and also to take off the Christmas decoration. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, this year we decided to get a real Christmas tree that we can plant once New Year has passed. That being said as we took off the Christmas decoration it was time for us to find a new home for our wonderful Christmas tree as well.
We found one between two housing projects, right next to a children’s playground as well. We got one rusty shovel and started digging, because we are well aware of the fact that each tree, such as each websites, needs a solid foundation. Finally the planting was done and our tree found it’s new home. And for those of you, who think that planting a tree isn’t that important and recycling, here are some interesting facts:
– A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four!
– One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
– Over the course of its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.
– On average a person uses about 750 pounds of paper every year, and 95% of homes are built using wood. That means each person uses the equivalent of one 100 foot tall, 16 inch diameter, tree every year for their paper and wood product needs.
– The average tree in an urban/city area has a life expectancy of only 8 years.
Many of you might be asking themselves why we wrote this article. Of course we do not want to take credit for being the greenest hosting provider out there, we do not want to claim that we are saving the planet, we do not want to claim that we will stop global warming as well. We simply wanted to show you that again we are hands on the issue. We wanted to show you that we have not forgotten what Severn Suzuki said some 20 years ago. We still think that you are what you do, not what you say.
And yes, we are aware that the world can not be changed in a day, but at least we have to respect ourselves enough to at least try. One small tree at a time…
Dimitar V. Dimitrov