Google has a tradition of doing zany things to their logo and Web site for holidays and other important events. Today Google greets us with a shockingly dark page and states “We’ve turned the lights out. Now it’s your turn…”. Google provides a little more detail, going on to say this is “… a gesture to raise awareness of a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour“.
I know I could do a lot more to save energy, and actually have a terrible habit of leaving things running for days. Nearly a year ago I started replacing all of my light bulbs with super efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. I have actually noticed an impact on my power bill, which is just another great advantage of saving energy aside from the environmental benefits.
But all ritualistic light flashing aside, what are you doing to reduce your energy consumption? What do you hope to do in the next year?