Thanks to Customize.org, one of the most prominent and well-established desktop customization sites on the web, and their Gaia project you can raise awareness for climate change with beautiful styles and themes for your computer desktop, iPhone, music player and instant-messaging program.
I am myself using the visual theme for XP and I must really say that this desktop theme is really beautiful, especially the Gaia icons. If you want you can also get the Gaia theme for the instant-message client Miranda and for the music player Foobar. And you can even enjoy the Gaia theme on your iPhone.
“Climate change and the conservation of our planet is one of the most impartant issues facing us today. Inspired by Live:Earth, a group of Customize.org members tried to find a way of contributing their own part. But how could a website about desktop customization help to combat global warming?
The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that human activity is responsible for changing the climate. Although a majoritiy of co2 emission is produced by industry, private households add significantly to the problem by using multiple fridges, televisions, cars and – last but not least – personal computers. So what can we do to support the movement? With this suite, we want to raise awareness for the issue and remind users of nature and its beauty. To remind you of shutting down your computer at night if you don´t need it. To turn your gadgets off instead of having them on standby. With this voluminous release of skins for Windows XP and OS X we want to bring attention to the topic in the skinning community and hope to make you think more about the issue and your own ecological footprint.
We hope this project will reach a lot of people.”
Just be sure to backup any data before installing the themes, especially before installing the Ux Theme Multi Patcher (which is needed to use the Gaia theme) on your computer. You can never be too careful!
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