Advogato and Greenhouse Gas
I noticed pphaneuf's post about Second life, computer power consumption and the relation to CO2 emissions. I may not have mentioned before that the server Advogato is hosted on now, and our entire little facility, is powered by 100% wind generated power. We recently got our EPA Green Power Partner approval. I've never calculated the electricity used by just Advogato but overall we use about 4,000 kWh per month. According to most estimates I've seen, this translates into 6,000 - 8,000 pounds of CO2 that we avoid putting into the air each month. And we aren't the first. I've seen several other hosting facilities that have gone to 100% non-polluting power providers. Here in Texas, it's actually saving us money too, since the cost of wind tends not to be affected much by the rising cost of gas and coal. So maybe some of the Second Life users should ask about that.