It was this this attractive claim that catch my attention! especially the contrast between the problem and the solution names :)
Global warming <> Local cooling
I wondered ... why not give it a try? I went to www.localcooling.com downloaded the small (2.5Mb) & Free program.
First I was septic about what a small program could do to reduce the CO2 emissions. then when I installed it it appeared to be a cleaver computer power saver like dozen of similar programs. The thing is that there is a whole community supporting this action and numbers speaks by them selves
"More than 30 billion kilowatt-hours of energy is wasted because many of us simply forget to shut down our computers when we’re not using them. If we could just improve the efficiency of how we use our PCs, the savings in energy costs would be over $3 billion dollars! The CO2 emissions from just 15 computers are equivalent in energy terms to the gas consumption used by one car"
"Our goal is to introduce 100,000,000 PC users into the Local Cooling community. If just 100 million of us optimize the efficiency of our computers’ energy consumption, we could prevent over 300 billion kg of CO2 gas emissions, equivalent to over 1.8 billion gallons of oil, in just the first year alone"Something else I have to say is that this small program will use 18Mb from your memory so if you have a low spec PC you should carefully consider whether you install it or not.
PS: Do a favor to the nature ;)