This week, it’s Earth hour.
All round the world, people switch off their lights for one hour as a gesture that they care about our planet. This year it starts tomorrow (the 23rd March) at 8.30pm. Join in, and take one step closer to a better lifestyle for our planet.
Recently, I’ve been getting very in to sustainability. This is partly due to doing a final year project on recycling, and partly because it’s really important that we don’t trash the planet.
In Leicester, it’s a lot easier than many other places to be green. Walking to university is easy, and very few students have access to a car. There’s a great recycling system where you just chuck everything in one bag. There are some lovely shops that sell organic, free range, locally sourced…everything, really. But there’s still more we can do.
As an engineer, I feel that my choice is greater than most. My degree would allow me to work in sustainable energy, or at a company that invests heavily in sustainability. I could help create the next innovation in environmental friendliness. Or I could go work for some company that spews millions of tonnes of toxic gases in to the atmosphere each year and gradually poisons our planet.
In my meanderings across the Internet I came across a few sites that make being eco friendly far clearer:
- Some really lovely posters from Do The Green Thing that make you want to go hug a tree.
- A few great talks on TED
- Loads of content on treehugger
Have a look, and think about what you can do to be more environmentally friendly! After all, we only have one world.