Please Save the Planet, Shower with a Friend
by Alan Harten
October 21, 2008
Do you remember “Save water, bath with a friend”? Well its back, sort of, as this is no longer the eighties, this is the naughties, and there’s a new twist at least for us Brits.
Our new slogan should be “Save energy, bath with a friend’ and I feel that this is one very important area of energy conservation that we can all get fully involved in.
According to research released to coincide with the seven days events of Energy Saving Week (Oct 20-26), we Brits not only share a bath more often than those environmentally unconscious European types, we are far more “green” in other energy saving areas such as going to bed early and cuddling up to save the Earth’s resources.
The organisation prepared this essential information by conducting an in-depth and highly significant scientific survey across five EU countries and involving interrogating 6000 adult participants.
The results found that a full 35% of British participants are willing to make the sacrifice and either take a bath or a shower in twos if it will help save the planet.
By comparison, only 8% of those earth-killing Swedes were willing to do the same for the sake of future generations.
When it comes to cuddling under the duvet with a friend to save energy, we all knew that the French would be found lacking and only 28% want to make the energy saving gesture.
Which is still better than those sneaky armada sailing Spanish of whom only 23% consider it essential to cuddle up for a greener future.
We, being British, know that we have to do whatever it takes to secure the future of mankind, so 36% of us often dive under the duvet in order to save vital energy resources.
The survey and report has the title Green/Life Balance, and was commissioned by the very British Energy Saving Trust and delves into just how far people in different European countries are prepared to go in order to save on energy consumption
The research also highlights other far less important and un-interesting ways in which our island nation will bend to save the world from destruction.
Half of us are willing to cut down on our personal CO2 emissions, but apparently don’t have the time.
We do waste around one hundred and seventy million hours on hold on the phone each year, time that could obviously be spent saving even more energy in a cleansing shower.
We also idle away over 200 million hours sat in traffic.
Ten minutes each week is spent waiting for the all essential boiling the kettle.
The Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, Mr Philip Sellwood, yesterday made an official call for all British people to spend the least 10 minutes each and every week “doing something green”.
It is obvious that the most suitable green activity for a 10 minute period would involve shower sharing.
He went on to say that it was clear that British people want to do more to be “green” but simply do not have the time, and presumably referring to the shower and duvet energy saving efforts went on to say that work and family responsibilities get in the way of being greener.
I am sure that parents of children of all age groups can appreciate Mr Sellwood’s concerns in this area.
He went on to point out that there are lot of things you can do in just 10 minutes.
In addition, I am sure we can all appreciate his official and scientific input on this matter of great concern to us all.
Benjamin Fry is a very highly respected British financial psychology expert who concurs with Mr Sellwood’s findings pointing out that the research shows that saving energy, as well as money, doesn’t have to be dull.
I think that this blog can speak for all of us truly patriotic British people who want nothing more than to preserve this green and pleasant land no matter what the personal sacrifices each of us, as couples, have to make.
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