Monday, February 26, 2007


WWF-Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald are promoting an Earth-saving Sydney extravaganza, the self-righteously named Earth Hour:
Sydney: turn your lights off for one hour at 7.30pm on 31 March 2007 for Earth Hour and help WWF reduce our greenhouse gas pollution by 5%.
Cool. All Australians should do the right thing and join in. Hell, Green types will probably want to go whole hog and turn their lights off for 24 hours, thus reducing their emissions by 120%.

Activities suggested for amusement during your self-imposed blackout:

• Get the neighbours together for a BBQ or head out to your local park for the hour
• A candle-lit dinner for your friends or family
• Dine in the dark - guess the food you're eating!
• Have a kids "camp-over" - pitch a tent in the yard and tell ghost stories!

Uh, it seems to me two of those activities aren't exactly carbon neutral. The link above also lists organized events -- what, no bonfire?


Anonymous rodw said...

JF, My humble apologies for stuffing up the comments. It worked on preview. BTW, it was supposed to say "Andrew Bolt mentioned this a while ago"

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Jack Lacton said...

One presumes that the electricity grid will be able to handle the sudden drop in load and not over supply at 7.30pm and then get back to where it was within 2 minutes of 8.30pm?

6:02 PM  

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