WEEKEND OF STOMP
I will soon set forth to parts unknown aboard a Volvo XC90, an unusual V8-powered Swedish SUV. Hopefully it’ll eat massive slabs of environment so I can properly celebrate no environmental footprint weekend:
We’ve all heard about global warming and most of us have now experienced the first effects of climate change. There’s no longer any argument to the cause - the human burning of fossil fuels to create energy is emitting copious amounts of greenhouse gases …
This is an invitation to stop consuming energy for two days and to think about it. It’s also about the joys of getting back to basics and finding out what you can do when you’re not using power. Hey, you might even find yourself spending more time with family and friends. Crazy, huh?
On Friday December 8 at 8pm, turn off your house electricity. Switch off your gas hot water heater. Put your car keys away. Switch off your mobile and any other battery-powered devices, and unplug your landline phones. Don’t step foot into any powered site, shop, house or building. You can, however, use public transport, buy ice and use beeswax or soy candles, which aren’t made from petroleum.
If you’re working that weekend, see if your employer will join The Big Switch Off.
As Andrew Bolt points out, employers who join the Big Switch Off will have no work for their employees. Please offer in comments your own plans for this weekend’s environmental footprintism.
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