tabdumping: for those limiting days where I have no time to write

  • Birds for bulbs is a cute site and a great idea. The basic premise is this: If you switch one or more of your light bulbs to a CFL (Compact fluorescent light-bulb, which produces smaller amounts of harmful emissions), and send them an email with your name, they’ll draw you a bird. Your bird shows up on the bird pages with your name as a mouse over, and in return you switch to a cheaper and more effective bulb. Rosemary from Bird and Moon draws the birds, and they’re beautiful. Anyway, it’s a fun demonstration that every little bit counts.” as said by Joey.
  • In order to combat light pollution, city officials in Reykjavik, Iceland, “will turn off street lights on Thursday evening and people are also being encouraged to sit in their houses in the dark.” The clincher: “While the lights are out, an astronomer will describe the night sky over national radio.via WorldChanging via +Z. (Speaking as someone who’s gone so far as to actually disabling street lights, I want to kiss whomever set this up.)