Go Green Save Earth

This is a small contribution from my side towards saving energy on this Earth Day. I understand that computer screens take lot less power to display darker pages than lighter ones. So i am changing my blog design to prominently contain darker shades. My apologies to all if you find this look and feel a little less appealing or pleasing. But isn’t it still a better deal  given that it will contribute towards a greater cause.

Did you know that Google has a darker variant of its site? You may like to use that next time you want a search engine. Go Green.



  1. Hmmmm…looks cool actually.

    Does the ‘coolness’ itself contribute to the reduction of global warming? 🙂

    Surprising to know that Google had a darker variant.

    Thinking again, I thought that having a screen with so much color variation will have a strain on the eyes. No?

    But, what other ways are you trying at home, to go Green. Would like to hear from you so that I can follow the same 😉

  2. Few things that i follow myself are,

    > Ensure lights are switched off when not in use.
    > Subscribe to electronic statements from bank and other utilities.
    > Do not take print outs in office if it can be avoided.
    > Switch off the TV instead of powering off using the remote when it is not being viewed.
    > Use star rated electrical and electronics items at home.

  3. The look is cool Amit.

    A couple of things if I may,
    >Keeping the sockets empty, like the charger could be removed from the socket after the mobile or any other chargeable device is charged also helps.
    >CFL’s could also be used where tube lights mean extra and instead of the incandescent bulbs.

  4. I tried inserting a tab, and hit the submit button by mistake sorry for that,
    Adding a usual thing,
    > We could also keep the monitors off, when we aren’t making use of them.

  5. Hello friends,

    This might be of interest to you.

    Every year on 28th March, 8.30-9.30 PM local time has been observed as the “Earth Hour” all across the globe in order to increase awareness about Global Warming. You must have already seen emails and news reports regarding this in the last couple of weeks.

    History: Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness. (Source: http://www.earthhour.org)

    This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and Global Warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for Global Warming. WWF is urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against Global Warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

    What we can collectively do? This is a good time to educate families at home on the issue of Global Warming and climate change. Use this opportunity to observe Earth Hour at home on 28th March between 8:30 and 9:30 PM your local time – where you can switch off all lights (and air conditioners and television) and perhaps enjoy a candle light dinner during that time J

    It would also be nice if you could sign-up for this event at http://www.earthhour.org

    -Green Chai

  6. Amit,
    I fully agree with you not only it consumes less electricity but also it gives less strain to our eyes,
    I would like to Quote Mark “As noted, an all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts” this shows there is a difference, which can make a difference in saving the energy.
    I am also working on my theme to make it more darker.

  7. Tip, I follow: Do not dispose of food waste in kitchen sink as it requires lots of water for disposal and also increases unnecessary load on septic tank.

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