When I switched my search engine to GoodSearch and then Ripple, it wasn’t long before readers were suggesting I also try out Blackle — a site that helps the environment not by donating any money per search, but by providing a black screen for a background, which requires less energy to light up (it claims it has already saved over 270,000 watt hours).
All of this is just swell of course, but I’m going to take another step in this direction and set my desktop wallpaper to black. Previously, it was a pretty picture I took of some colourful clapboard houses in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (above), and for a moment I thought maybe I’d leave it the way it is because it makes me happy, and being green and being happy tend to go hand-in-hand. But what the heck — why not revert to my high school roots and indulge in a little goth?
Just let me know if I start incorporating angsty poetry and/or Marilyn Manson lyrics into my blog posts, and I promise I’ll stop.