Pictures of Earth Hour: how we waste energy

acropoleEarth Hour was a tremendous success as many people participated. Cities turned down the lights of  their monuments and the pictures of the event are amazing and totally illustrate how much energy and money we could save.

The Boston Globe proposed a series of 17  great pictures illustrating the phenomenon. Instead of turning down all those lights one hour per year, couldn’t we do this every night after 10 pm or midnight ?

This would make two to three thousand hours and subsequent savings in money and greenhouse gases. Another plus would be darker skies. What do you think ?


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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3 Responses

  1. Mire says:

    Such a simple and good idea. I wonder if the media engine that’s behind Earth Hour would take on this campaign? Let me know if you go forward with this idea!

    Have you seen the EarthShare mall yet? – I think you will like the concept.


  2. Edouard says:

    Thanks for your comment! I wonder too if the WWF would be interested by such an idea.

    I guess large cities wouldn’t turn their monuments so early, but still, there are savings to get !

    Earthshare seems an interesting idea for anyone living in the United States. Living in France, there is nothing for me.

  3. Nicole5 says:

    i always participate whenver there is an Earth Hour event. it is a good thing that the World Wildlife Fund organized an event like this.

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