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 ?

By Edouard

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.

3 comments

  1. 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.

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