Thursday, October 25, 2007

{keeping it green}

Here is another tip to help reduce your waste.

I just learned about this thing called, which is essentially a "do not call registry" for catalogs. Tons of junky catalogs are mailed to our house everyday, and this is a good
way to cut down on waste. It's sponsored by the National Wildlife Fed and the Natural Resources Defense Council, so it's legit. Check it out at

Check back soon for more green ideas and how to make your home or business carbon neutral.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

{saving energy}

being mindful of how much we consume is important. here is one change everyone can do to save energy quickly and easily,

How is Blackle saving energy?

Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy. Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search.

Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. "Image displayed is primarily a function of the user's color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen." Roberson et al, 2002

In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.

We believe that there is value in the concept because even if the energy savings are small, they all add up. Secondly we feel that seeing Blackle every time we load our web browser reminds us that we need to keep taking small steps to save energy.

How can you help?

We encourage you to set Blackle as your home page. This way every time you load your Internet browser you will save a little bit of energy. Remember every bit counts! You will also be reminded about the need to save energy each time you see the Blackle page load.

Help us spread the word about Blackle by telling your friends and family to set it as their home page. If you have a blog then give us a mention. Or put the following text in your email signature: " - Saving energy one search at a time".

Have a look at our energy saving tips page for ideas on steps you can take to save energy.

There are a lot of great web sites about saving energy and being more environmentally friendly. They are full of great tips covering the little things that we can all do to make a difference today. Try Blackling "energy saving tips" or visit a great blog dedicated to environmental awareness.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

{website tips}

i am apart of a terrific group in boulder w.e.2.e, a women's networking group in Boulder, CO focused on female entrepreneurs who own their own business. we meet once a month to network, share ideas, learn, and support each other.

on monday night, juli gave a great talk on website tips. you can see those tips at

if you have any questions for juli, visit her at

Monday, October 15, 2007

{a quote}

Only do what your heart tells you.

-Princess Diana

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

{anne & sasha}

the rain did not stop the smiles and the giggles on this engagement shoot. a month ago, sasha proposed to anne in san francisco and what a wonderful couple! to view the slideshow of the afternoon, click here.