old hand Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight Member Since: 5th Sep 2005 Total posts: 896
Posted:Hey, let's all do this:
This is a great idea from London - see below. Blackout London Tomorrow > 4th November. > > Everybody is being asked to turn off their lights where ever they are at > sunset tomorrow. Let's do it in Bristol too! > > The idea is that from space there will be an obvious dip in the amount > of light coming from the UK as seen by satellites and that the national > grid will also see a reduction in energy demand. > The papers will love it and of course it all helps to care for the > climate too. > > > > BLACKOUT LONDON > 4th November 2006 > > Starting at Sunset > 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm > > You are invited to take part in the largest demonstration of > People Power that London has ever seen on Saturday 4th November 2006, by > turning off all your lights, and switching off all your non-essential > electrical equipment at Sunset. > > The principal cause of Global Warming is the rising Carbon > Dioxide emissions into the atmosphere from the burning of Fossil Fuels, > for electricity generation, transport, manufacturing, industry, space > heating and air conditioning. > > REMEMBER, REMEMBER, THE FOURTH OF NOVEMBER ! > > For one day in November, we are asking everyone who receives > this message to think about what they can turn off, switch off and > unplug, toshow support. > > We want the power demand in the United Kingdom to reduce so much > that the newspapers are obliged to report it. We want the lights to go > out in London, so that on the evening of 4th November 2006, the dimming > effect will be visible from space. > > If you are at home, switch off your set-top boxes, pull all the > chargers out of the wall sockets, turn off lights in any room you are > not using, switch off any machine with a digital clock in it, unplug the > hi-fi and the TV and the games console, de-frost your freezer, switch > off your fridge for a couple of hours. Turn the central heating > thermostat down to 16 degrees and put a woolly sweater/jumper on if > you're cold. http://www.workface-limited.co.uk/html/powercut.html br>> <http://www.workface-limited.co.uk/html/powercut.html> > <http://www.workface-limited.co.uk/html/powercut.html> > COME OFF IT ! > Blackout London is being called in cooperation with Come Off It > the campaign from Dave Hampton, the Carbon Coach, as part of a series of > regular > events to produce negawatts - negative power demand - from the > People's Power Station :-http://www.carboncoach.com/comeoffit/index.html > <http://www.carboncoach.com/comeoffit/index.html> > <http://www.carboncoach.com/comeoffit/index.html>
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