by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

snipshot_e4ktmhb0gge.jpgWith Sydney’s “Earth Hour” campaign a great success from earlier this year, cities around the world are looking for similar ways to turn off the lights and fight climate change. One opportunistic radio station in London, Capital 95.8, is promoting “Lights Out London” for June 21st. For one hour, the goal is to turn off or dim any lights throughout the city not necessary for safety or transportation. From the article,

“Celebrities, famous landmarks and businesses will join ordinary Londoners aiming to save around 750 MWh1 of electricity in just one hour – enough to run 3000 televisions for a year.”

Last week, Capital kicked off the campaign with the support of London’s Mayor Ken Livingstone, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Johnny Vaughan, Margherita Taylor, and other television and radio personalities. They hope over three million Londoners will participate and a bevy of events and celebrations are planned. Said Sophie Bextor,

“I don’t think it’s something you can ignore anymore, you can’t argue it, you can see the effects of climate change and we all have a responsibility to do something about it. This is a really nice project as it’s something that will raise awareness and encourage people to turn off lights and appliances when you don’t need them – it’s all that habitual stuff that can really make a difference.”

For more on the campaign, click here!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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    A recent press release told of Google and Intel’s Climate Savers Computing Initiative, which aims to dramatically reduce the power consumption of technology by setting a new computer technology efficiency target of 90 percent.

    If achieved, that increased efficiency will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 54 million tons per year – the equivalent of taking 11 million cars off the roads or shutting down 20 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants. It will also save £2.25 billion in energy costs each year.

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