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Reduce Your Computer Energy Use Automatically

A new software program claims to reduce the energy your computer uses automatically.  It is aptly named Granola.  The program is free and doesn’t interfere with your computer use. My understanding is that the software works primarily by taking advantage of the ability of modern computers to vary the speed of the CPU in real-time.  Most of the time there is no benefit in your CPU running at maximum... read more

Reusable Envelopes

Ran across a great idea today:  Many mailings are a two envelope affair: one for the mailing and one for the response.  Think of bills and ads for example. EcoEnvelopes created an envelope that can easily be used for both purposes reducing environmental impact AND saving businesses money.  The ForecastEarth video show them in action. read more