Monday, 25 June 2007

Turn it OFF!

one hour no powerONE HOUR NO POWER

At midday on Sunday July 1st 2007 we are asking everyone concerned about the effects of climate change to simply turn everything (non-vital) off for an hour.

Another idea for us to increase awareness, save the world (hey, small steps make all the difference), and get off our butts for a while.

Can you go one hour without power? It seems like such a small thing, but no computer, no kettle, no oven, no electric heaters, no stereo, no car, no television etc.

It's only one hour... Rediscover card games, go for a walk, play with the kids (or the neighbours dog, or the old guy round the corner, or the cats toys...) read a book or have a good chat face to face (no email! haha!).


Amberthyme said...

It's winter in NZ right? Does it get very cold where you are? It'll be summer here but it sounds like a great idea. The kids and I can go hang out in the pool for an hour and make sure the air conditioning & T.V. are off.

..M.. said...

It's about 12 degrees c today, with a southerly wind (might sound nice to you, but to us here, that's a breeze coming from the icy land of Antarctica. Brrrr)

Cold - yes! But not THAT cold. We don't get snow here. We're averaging 10 - 14 degree c (50 - 57 f) days and down to zero (32) overnight. Brrr!

I'm happy though, because we've passed the shortest day, summer is creeping up on us (SLOWLY!).

Summer is definitely a better season to do the hour without power!