environment

The Best Indoor Plants for your Home Office

This presentation by environmentalist Kamal Meattle talks about how you can grow your fresh air at home and office buildings using some commonly available indoor plants.

How Much Electricity Does Your Computer Use?

Learn how you can calculate the exact electricity cost of running your laptop or desktop computer all day long with some free software that can automatically measure power consumption.

How Long Will Rare Metals Last?

Tantalum is a rare metal that is used in the manufacture of cell phones and camera lenses but you’ll be surprised to know that if every human on the planet were to consume this metal at the same rate an average US resident today, the metal supplies won’t last for more than 20 years.

Desktop Widget Reminds You to Shutdown the Computer

Far too many people do not turn off the computer when they are done for the day. But a small change in habit could made a great impact on the environment by reducing carbon emissions. The HP Widgets reminds you to shut down every day.

Use Your Email Signature to Support a Good Cause

Sign-up with Reply for All and choose the cause you want to support via your email signature – it could be Cancer cure, AIDS prevention, animal rights, children’s rights, global warming, clean water, poverty or education.

Plant Real Trees from your iPhone with iPhorest

iPhorest is an iPhone app that allows users to plant trees from their phone. As the seedling on your phone grows, you can pass on the seeds to other phones and thus help accelerate the forestation effort.

Firefox Plugins Can Help Conserve Power

Researchers at SecTheory have come up with an interesting observation – they say that Firefox plug-ins like NoScript and Adblock Plus help in conserving power.

Download Free PDF Book from Amazon – Blue Planet Run

The hardcover verion of the book sells for around $45 on the Amazon store but they now provide a PDF version that anyone can download for free. You don’t need an Amazon account to download the photo book in PDF format from amazon.com.