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Offset your iPhone or iPod

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 25-Jun-2009 09:37

A kiwi initiative, AcornHQ allows people to offset the environmental impact of their gadgetry - in this case the focus is on iPhone and iPod devices.

One of the guys from Ponoko decided to create this website where people can donate to plant trees in the New Zealand South Island, to offset the carbon emissions from iPod and iPhone devices. They also have tips and tricks on how to use these devices efficiently from an energy point of view.




The site developer, John Lewis, explains more about this venture on his blog:


At the very core the idea was to promote more environmentally responsible gadget ownership. To start with this means we provide an easy way for people to offset the carbon associated with their iPod or iPhone.

We all love our iPods and iPhones but they do have a very real cost to the environment. Carbon is emitted when your iPod is manufactured, when your iPod is transported from the factory to you, and when you use power to recharge your iPod. How that power is generated to recharge your iPod also has a huge impact.

So you come to AcornHq and join a tree by purchasing a leaf, for US$3.50. Once all the leaves on that tree have been taken, we plant a tree in the South Island to offset those iPods. Trees being most excellent at extracting and absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide.


You can get a widget and put in your blog so you and others can see your tree grow.

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