Apparently Travelocity has partnered with the Conservation Fund to
provide carbon offsets to it's customers. And they're advertising it
with am absurdist bunny cartoon that I cant decide whether I like or
I mean, I guess I like it, because I've watched it four or five times
now, so now I'm making it available to you, the EcoGeek reader, to
puzzle over yourself. Oh, and you might want to consider carbon offsets
too, though I'd go here
, not to Travelocity to do it.
Hey, Amazing, I've got some more company. I've just come across ecoIron
, a blog discussing all aspects of green computing and it is
marvelous. I'm actually somewhat embarrassed that I'd never noticed the
site before. They've been around for almost as long as EcoGeek and
covering a lot of the same stories. They're more focused on IT than we
are, and they do it extremely well.
Today's article is on Green Supercomputing, which, frankly is a pretty
big deal. ecoIron links to a cool site
that measures the performance of
various super-computers not by performance, but by performance per
watt. The difference per machine is astonishing. Though, what's not
surprising, is how comparatively inefficient the older machines are. If
you're an EcoGeek reader with an eye for some high-quality IT
ecogeekery, I suggest becoming an ecoIron reader as well.
Yahoo has created an excellent new 'Green
' section to autos.yahoo.com.
They've established some kind of rating system (1-100) that will,
hopefully, be updated as today's green cars pale in comparison to
tomorrows. They've also provided a labeling system to easily show what powers a car (hybrid,
bio-diesel, ethanol and natural gas.)
Hats off to the team at Yahoo! for making this system available to the public.
is getting ready to hack the publishing industry
. They are asking everyone who reads their (extremely
excellent and noteworthy) website to purchase their new book on
Amazon.com at 11:11 am (PST) on November 1st
. Because Amazon.com's
bestseller list is based on sales in the previous 24 hours, and because
the World Changing book is already selling quite well on Amazon, they
hope to make their book the #1 book on Amazon.com for one day.
While it doesn't sound like a gigantic coup, booksellers keep an eye on the Amazon.com bestseller list, and holding the top spot might
lead to the World Changing book being picked up by retail booksellers
across the nation. In this crazy world, one big day might be all it
takes to get this clever, ecogeeky book into the hands of millions
instead of thousands.
So, act with me on November 1st. I'll be there, purchasing Worldchanging, A Users Guide for the 21st Century, and I hope you'll join me.
Most tools that allow you to calculate your impact on the environment
soon ask for non-specific pledges, contact information, and money to
offset your impacts on the environment. Well, Bello Mundo
) has created an airline travel carbon calculator
instead of giving you abstract numbers and asking for monetary offsets,
tells you exactly how to change your lifestyle to offset your plane
For example, my recent honeymoon to Italy could easily be offset by
BIKING (instead of driving) FOR 16,000 MILES! OK, maybe that's not a
good example. How about using a CFL
for 12,000 hours...that's easy. That's just two bulbs in my house for one year!
The Bello Mundo
calculator actually helps a guy understand what 10,000 kg of carbon
dioxide means, and how airline travel relates to car travel and
household power use. It makes things seem less abstract making it, in
my opinion, a noble and useful tool.
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