LCD panels make black pixels by blocking the colour filtered back-light from exiting the panel. It therefore uses a little more power to make black than to make white
We’re not in the business of removing CO2 from the atmosphere. We’re in the business of social and economical change.
If search engines took the bold step of filtering out websites not hosted on green infrastructure, organisations around the world would quickly put green hosting to the top of their priority list for their web services.
Our interpretation of permaculture design principles for the web aims to encourage people to think about sustainability online. Whether your project is a piece of land or a website, your first step should be to create a solid foundation. After that, you can gradually cultivate it enabling everything to grow and flourish.
In this context, efficiency is about keeping it slow and steady, as opposed to moving fast and ignoring losses.
Carbon offsets are, and I cannot stress this enough, a fake idea. Unlike direct lifestyle changes which at least are under your immediate control, carbon offsets are calculated as a hypothetical benefit in a hypothetical future that we may or may not live to see.