Tuesday, 22 February 2011

It's a gas...

British Gas, to be precise. And Sainsbury's, who have teamed up to form Sainsbury's Energy, an initiative that means you can buy green energy with your groceries. Not quite this, maybe...

But certainly something like this...

And best of all, you can collect Nectar points on your purchases! No, actually that's not the best thing. The best thing is the commitment to sustainable energy. I don't know about you, but I've often thought about installing solar panels, maybe a wind-turbine and converting the earth's free resources to my own non-polluting and profit-making energy. But where do you start? And who can you trust? That's the inspiration behind this partnership, and - fittingly - the bloggers launch lunch last Thursday was held at the Walnut - London's leading sustainable restaurant. There - as well as lunch - was The One Show's Lucy Siegle to regale us with such facts as these:

  • The 9 tonnes of gas generated by average household each year is enough hot air to fill five hot air balloons
  • We waste enough paper every year to cover Wales in litter
  • 15 million TV's are regularly left on standby, and
  • 8% of our total energy costs could be saved by simply turning appliances off at the wall.

I suppose the moral of the story is that we could all do a bit more to save the planet. And that's very much the message of this partnership: common-sense sustainability!

Maybe we bloggers should install some solar-panels on our lap-tops? In the meantime, you can book your own home energy efficiency survey while you do your weekly shopping. It really couldn't be much easier.

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