I have written about environmental issues here on the site and the more I try to make a positive impact, I realize how much it requires a completely different approach to almost every aspect of our lives. I am at the point where I don’t even keep my alarm clock plugged in until I get ready for bed. What is the purpose of wasting energy by keeping small appliances plugged in during the day when you are not at home?
Moreover, I recently came across a website called blackle.com that is essentially a the home google screen where instead of the traditional white background, it is black. This idea was birthed by Mark who theorized on his blog no less, that if Google changed their background to black, it could save 750 megawatt hours per year. The rationale is simple, “An all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts.”
In a previous piece, I remarked on benefits of expanding the almost wholly white environmental movement to include people of color. I asked the question, if you are a person of color and consider yourself “green,” what was your turning point? What are the different ways you attempt to lead a ‘greener’ lifestyle?
We only have one earth, let’s save it together,
Stay up fam,