Thursday, January 24, 2008
I don't know if you noticed, but the color scheme of my blog has changed. The background color used to be white, but now it's black. Why?
It's my daughter's fault. She suggested that I would be saving energy.
She showed me a site called Blackle. Now every one has heard of Google. But have you heard of Blackle?
In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.
How is Blackle saving energy?
Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen."
How can you help?
Set Blackle as your home page ( set ). This way every time you load your Internet browser you will save a little bit of energy. (Remember, black is the new green!) You will also be reminded about the need to save energy each time you see the Blackle page load.
Take a look at their energy saving tips page for ideas on steps you can take to save energy.
There are a lot of great web sites about saving energy and being more environmentally friendly. They are full of great tips covering the little things that we can all do to make a difference today. Try Blackling "energy saving tips" or visit treehugger.com a great blog dedicated to environmental awareness.
"Blackle.com - Saving energy one search at a time".