In Johannesburg, South Africans cut electricity usage by 629 megawatts- enough to power Mozambique for a whole day
(PRWEB UK) 27 March 2013
The event, which takes place annually, was set up in 2007 to provoke people into thinking more about their impact on the environment. It has been reported in The Guardian that Sunday 24th March saw cities across the world turn off their lights for the cause. Famous landmarks taking part included the Eiffel Tower, Times Square and the Houses of Parliament. More than a million participants were said to have joined in the hour which ran from 8.30p.m. until 9.30p.m. local time in each country. Environmental Group WWF says Earth Hour has become the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on carbon emissions.
In Johannesburg, South Africans cut electricity usage by 629 megawatts- enough to power Mozambique for a whole day. With regards to this, the team at Simple Lighting have shared their thoughts about the responsibility we all share to become more environmentally friendly.
“Earth Hour is really great for making people think more seriously about the affect we are having on the planet, however this needs to be something we think about more than once a year. Switching from typical bulbs to LEDs is one way of becoming more environmentally friendly- not only do they lose considerably less energy to heat, they also last longer and don’t contain hazardous substances such as Mercury which can be dangerous both to people and the environment.”
Established in 2009, Simple Lighting Company aims to provide high quality lighting at some of the most competitive prices on the web. The company has grown considerably in recent years and supplies over 4000 products, specialising in LED lighting, LED tape, LED strip lights as well as indoor and outdoor lighting. Simple Lighting Company considers customer service its priority, regularly adding new products to the website.