Do the Green Thing is a new community website that holds your hand and encourages you with creative tools to do some fun and easy green things. October’s challenge to take a walk (easy peasy) was helped along with some downloadable walking tunes and words, provided by musicians and writers. November’s challenge to turn the lights off is helped by some wierd and interesting things to listen to in the dark. Lovely. I think holding a power party could be one challenge to add to their list.
Buy Nothing Day November 20, 2007
This weekend, from 24th November, is Buy Nothing Day http://www.buynothingday.co.uk/ Of course, it doesn’t help much if you just put off the splurging until Monday. And most important is to consider what you buy, where it comes from and how long it will last, not how much. But anyway, I do think BND gets good publicity and makes some people think twice about consumerism. The perfect way to celebrate BND is to have a Power Party. Invite people round to cook up a feast from whatever food they have in the house. Or pool some craft materials and make some Christmas presents.
On 8th December 2007, the Global Climate Campaign is calling for the largest international marches and public meetings on Climate Change that the world has ever witnessed. Hang out a white flag. If you can’t get to a march or meeting, use the occasion to have a power party. Just have a get together for any reason you want, but tell guests that part of the reason is to save power in all your homes.