This is shameful:
ROBERTSON BARRACKS – EARTH HOUR
TO ALL BASE PERSONNEL,
I would like to tell you about an important global warming initiative – Earth Hour – taking place in Australia and around the world on Saturday, 29 March 2008.
From 8pm to 9pm on that date, major cities around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness of climate change, and show that it is possible to take action on global warming. All households, communities and businesses are being invited to participate by turning off their lights at the time.
Our Department has registered to be involved in Earth Hour and to ensure our success I ask you to take two simple steps.
1. Turn off all non essential lights, monitors and computers not connected to the DSN/DRN.
2. Unplug all appliances and equipment in your office areas (except fridges and freezers) before you leave at the end of the week (Friday 28 March).
Don’t forget Step 3: receive your oestrogen injection, put on a party dress, and sing Sarah McLachlan songs all night with your army girlfriends.
The department is very mindful of Occupational Health and Safety issues and will ensure that all OH&S guidelines and standards are adhered to during the event. Emergency lighting and security systems will remain on as normal …
Thanking you for your participation and cooperation.
Manager Base Services – Robertson Barracks
Defence Support Northern Territory / Kimberley
Via a disgusted serviceman, who emails: “This is Defence in Ruddtopia – symbolic gestures that really save the world.” Our embarrassed soldiers will be pleased to know they’re joined in this ferocious battle against lightbulbs by a kitty and puppy feeding company: