On Saturday, Google went dark in San Francisco. No, it didn’t lose a data center. It simply turned the home page black for the day to support Lights Out San Francisco. The change from white to black wasn’t to actually conserve energy, as Google has determined this doesn’t reduce energy consumption. Rather it was a symbolic “turning out the lights” to promote the effort of Lights Out San Francisco to get the city to turn out their lights for an hour. The organization has pictures of the event.
If you missed participating on Saturday, you can turn off your lights for their next event on March 29th.