Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth hour

Lights off from 20:30 to 21:30 today. TVs and computers off too.. and don't drive your car between 20:30 and 21:30. Take the battery out of your laptop, your mobile, and unplug the videorecorder and the refrigerator.

I made that last sentence up. Although if you are a perfectionist, that is what you will do. If you are not a perfectionist and just want to show other people that you are conscious there is a problem and willing to participate in a solution, you can simply turn off the lights.

Hong Kong in the dark, and there hasn't even been an earthquake!

13 comments:

KingOfAnkh said...

I love the idea of Earth Hour, but in reality will you switch everything off? Truly?

Read this article, I found it quite interesting..

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/03/why-your-office-wont-be-taking.html

KingOfAnkh said...

Soz, I have to comment again because I forgot to click on the follow up comments box.. Doh!

thyme said...

I was thinking the same thing, security-wise. Fortunately, my office is really really small... But I won't unplug the refrigerator.

Xiwel said...

Unplugging the fridge means throwing away food. And aftrewards the fridge consumens longer energy.

I will plugin some extra appliances like my iron and some lights (which I normally never use) to save the powerplants. A suddeen loss of powerconsumption may be bad for the powergenerators and repairing those may be worse.

I'm more in favor of less energyconsumption throughout the whole year and not just 1 hour.

Indrani said...

We must actually switch off the vehicles too and save the environment.

Pietro said...

I think here there is not the Earth Hour, I haven't heard of it.
About time, tonight we change our clocks forwards one hour: with this we will save a lot of money, it seems about 100 millions euros.

thyme said...

@Indrani : too right.

@Xiwel : you are joking!? I can see where you are coming from, but you should have rented or borrowed a few solariums and electrical heaters and stuff. One little iron and some lamps are not going to compensate all the power that will not be consumed ...

Pietro said...

Oh yes, yes, there is the Earth Hour! I've just now heard about it on the radio :-)

Dick said...

I have heard about Earth Hour, I going to lay down on the couch, lights off.

thyme said...

@Pietro : just in time!

Actually when I look out my widow all other windows I can see are dark already. I am late or.. everyone is out!

thyme said...

@Dick : set the alarm, you might fall asleep only to wake up tomorrow morning... :-D

I've brought out some candles and a book.

Xiwel said...

So I forgot about it and joined-in with the timezones of New York thru Hawaii. :-)

SandyCarlson said...

I participated. My daughter was none to happy to miss her shows, but she lived. Fancy that!