Switch off for good, and switch on to renewable energy!
I wholeheartedly support this global campaign, as I do every year, because it makes people think. Individuals can make a difference.
Sure you may get a the odd person who thinks that turning off your lights for an hour a year is doing their bit towards climate change, but I think that they are far and few between these days.
My house is powered by 100% renewable energy, and have been since 2006 (I even buy carbon offsets for the natural gas we burn). It is easy to switch over. Just call your retailer.
I think that more people could switch over to GreenPower to support renewables. Lets help to tip the scales towards renewable energy sources.
But hang on a minute. What is GreenPower?
Well, the GreenPower site has this explanation;
“By switching to GreenPower, you can help to promote renewable energy in Australia and reduce your impact on climate change. GreenPower works by offsetting your household’s electricity consumption with renewable energy, which is added to Australia’s electricity grids. So when more people choose GreenPower, the demand for renewable energy in Australia increases, in turn generating a greater supply of energy from renewable sources.
You can choose the amount of accredited GreenPower you would like your electricity retailer to purchase on your behalf – 10, 20, 25, 50, 75 or 100 per cent of your electricity account.
If you sign up to 100 per cent GreenPower electricity, you can reduce your household’s emissions by half, significantly reducing your impact on climate change.
The more GreenPower you buy, the more you support renewable energy in Australia. You can rest assured that the money you invest goes to renewable energy generation because GreenPower is audited by the government.”
So this Saturday, 23rd March 2013, Switch off, and switch on to renewable energy. Take the pledge at http://earthhour.org.au/. You may even find an Earth Hour event close to you.