Black is where it's at.
Apparently, a Black google would save a lot of energy. At least that's what the folks at Blackle are saying. I think it's neat so it's now my new home page. It's a Google powered search engine, so what's not to like? I use Google Mail, Calendar, Scholar and Maps a whole bunch so I do miss having a direct link from the Google page.
Does doing this really make a difference? I figure it can't hurt. I don't mind taking the ton of feathers approach as long as there are some big changes happening too. Not that my Prime Minister is aiding that.
ADDED LATER: A quick search shows that the savings may not be all that considerable (and that white on black is hard on the eyes). This article provides some great ways to save lots of energy. I should really do more of these. I tend to leave my laptop on all the time (with the lid closed) which I'm sure hogs power. Even pulling the power cord out would be better. And I didn't even consider the DSL modem and router. Though I confess I like having a house where I can just be on the internet wherever.
Guess I have some work to do.
Speaking of the little things--anyone know of an alternative to North American GU10 halogen bulbs? My house is almost exclusively lit with these and my hydro bill is crazy and I know they're energy hogs. I assume something will change once the provincial ban on incandescents goes through in 2012, but I'm willing to make the switch now.