Saturday, 28 March 2009

Earth Hour

Just over half an hour until Earth Hour. I am bizarrely excited about this. The idea that around the globe, at 20.30 local time, everyone will turn their lights out, it's like a kind of huge great Mexican Wave of tree-hugging.

Ikea, *genuflect* sent me an e-mail to say that they had met their commitment to reduce their own energy consumption by 25%. They rock. Because it's bloody hard. Well, it's hard at the Schloss because we are already fairly good about turning lights off and keeping the temperature reasonable and so forth, but Kevin has been round with the special meter-thingy that measures how much juice individual appliances are using and has made significant adjustments, and we are now turning off things we'd just have left plugged in before, such as the coffee maker and the microwave. The electricity company, BC Hydro are good at sending tips and ways of saving energy. They even have a higher rate for higher users, we don't even get halfway to that threshold.

So, no rants tonight, The Pope, the other misogynists and the bad drivers can cool their jets, I'm loving my planet tonight.

May the Force be with you.

1 comment:

Sleepy said...

Whoo Hoo!
I think it's a brilliant idea.