Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Help the planet/results of Earth day / hour launch

Fantastic results for Earth Hour! ( from the Sydney Morning Herald) A family enjoy Earth Hour under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Milson's Point. © Jamie Williams/Gekko Images

Image: A family enjoy Earth Hour under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Milson's Point. © Jamie Williams/Gekko Images

More than 2 million Sydney residents participated in Earth Hour on Saturday night by flicking the switch, turning appliances off stand-by and enjoying an hour of quiet darkness, according to our poll results.

The result: an impressive 10.2% drop in energy usage across the usually glittering CBD, according to Energy Australia.

This is double the anticipated energy saving and represents a reduction of 24.86 tonnes of carbon dioxide - the equivalent of taking 48,613 cars off the road for an hour!

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