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    Default Re: what are you doing during Earth Hour?

    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Arhhhhhh.... nooooooo! Please don't make me crank this thing everyday!
    Good idea!!!

    You could shed some weight too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    earth hour is to electricity

    like

    valentine's day is to romance

    every day is valentine's day

    every day is earth hour - that should be the way.
    hear ye! hear ye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Well actually it does make a lot of difference... Just imagine you ONLY earn $8760 a year (if you can even survive with just that in Singapore)... Lets just see someone trying to pry $1 from your pocket? Don't see the point? Okay lets just multiply that by 100. You make $876,000 a year, then someone you even don't even know (not even for charity sake) comes along and for no purpose takes away your hard-earned $1000 just like that...do tell me you don't really mind at all. If so, tell me where you live! LOL (hey, that's enough to get a good prime lens!)... You want to multiply that by a few billion (equating to earth's population) to see the bigger difference?

    No offense, but it always seems little to many, but on the grander scale - it's a big difference.

    FYI, I ate dinner with a candle light that very hour, sounds silly and pitiful I know when everyone else seems to be watching their big LCDs around me... It feels lonely that nobody else cares, particularly around my neighbourhood. Wayang that it maybe, but it is the VERY least we can do for mother earth... a small step (still a step forward) for mankind. Why question if it makes any difference if we can't even do the very least?? Btw, it is not the only green thing I do these days.

    And I agree, every day should be an earth day! Provided of course, that one tiny weeny little hour is more than do-able for you.

    For those who bothered, hey a big to you!

    No hard feelings peepz - a matter of opinion really.
    no worries bro. yes, my point is that if one doesn't practise energy conservation for the rest of the year and just doing it on Earth Day is not very meaningful.

    I honestly think your effort is commendable. however, i just dont like how Earth Day seems to get more commercialise every year, with big corporations trying to show off their CSR by trumpeting that their switch off on Earth Day and having special sales/discount on etc.

    for myself, although I didnt switch off all lights etc on earth day, on a daily basis, i do try to make an effort to switch off lights, TV, water heater etc when not in use.

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    Ok serious... ahem. Earth day is about spreading the awareness that we need to do something to keep the planet green, and not about saving electricity for that 1 hour. If more people are aware that we should be more conscious in conservation then the campaign's objective is already achieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsigg View Post
    no worries bro. yes, my point is that if one doesn't practise energy conservation for the rest of the year and just doing it on Earth Day is not very meaningful.

    I honestly think your effort is commendable. however, i just dont like how Earth Day seems to get more commercialise every year, with big corporations trying to show off their CSR by trumpeting that their switch off on Earth Day and having special sales/discount on etc.

    for myself, although I didnt switch off all lights etc on earth day, on a daily basis, i do try to make an effort to switch off lights, TV, water heater etc when not in use.
    way to go bro!

    Well, no matter how commercialise they can be, we don't have to be bought into their commercial messages to whatever that they may be selling right or trying to push right? Just like there is an IT show going on with big names trumpeting their DSLR is better than others, does it mean we must buy their things when we drop by, if not we should not even go? We all know going to an IT show brings new info on new techs and a chance to gettting up close with them. As long as there is a good common cause behind it (commercialisations aside), why not support it in our own ways? It is still a win-win situation if you see it the right way.

    Anyway, I feel comfort in knowing that at least a number of us still care for the planet even though we do it differently.

    Coolsigg, no offense bud. We're just prodding at each other.

    Frankly, if there is good solar charger for all the rechargeable batteries out there I'd buy it, just don't make it cost beyond our means... For my AA and AAA needs, I'm already an Eneloop user, not the best alternative but certainly a lot better than disposable alkalines... Hope they would explore in making a fast solar charger for the range...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Frankly, if there is good solar charger for all the rechargeable batteries out there I'd buy it, just don't make it cost beyond our means... For my AA and AAA needs, I'm already an Eneloop user, not the best alternative but certainly a lot better than disposable alkalines... Hope they would explore in making a fast solar charger for the range...
    Pocket size solar charger is available at Sim Lim Tower to charge your USB phone. I bought one so I don't need to crank that generator so hard. (Serious, I do have one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Pocket size solar charger is available at Sim Lim Tower to charge your USB phone. I bought one so I don't need to crank that generator so hard. (Serious, I do have one).
    ...and it takes 18 hours to charge one bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    ...and it takes 18 hours to charge one bar?
    Haha not so bad lar, if it is sunny and you put it under direct sunlight, will take about 3-4 hours for a full charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Haha not so bad lar, if it is sunny and you put it under direct sunlight, will take about 3-4 hours for a full charge.
    Thanks for the heads-up bro, but not all HPs are USBs right? For how much actually?

    3 to 4 hours?! Does this mean I have to quit my day job??! (unless of course that you purchase a spare bat which I normal don't)

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    Oh... I forgot how much it was, think is around 70+. And no worries, the charger has a built in battery. Normally I'll leave the charger near the window at where the sun will shine before leaving for work in the morning, and charge my phone via the battery at night. The charger also comes with charging cables for popular phones (it has an output voltage selector as well), and has a built in white LED which doubles as a torch light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Oh... I forgot how much it was, think is around 70+. And no worries, the charger has a built in battery. Normally I'll leave the charger near the window at where the sun will shine before leaving for work in the morning, and charge my phone via the battery at night. The charger also comes with charging cables for popular phones (it has an output voltage selector as well), and has a built in white LED which doubles as a torch light.
    Wow, sounds great! What's the brand, and which floor/shop at SL to getit? (It's a maze there!)

    Great recommendation!

    Mucho Gracias Amigos!

    Good cause indeed - Save the electricity, Save the world!

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    I bought it during an IT fair, have seen it in a shop at SLT, but couldn't recall which shop liao.

    I'm abroad on an oversea business trip now, will get back to you when I return end of the month on the brand and perhaps posting some photos here for your reference as well. Will also drop by SLT to look for the shop as well. Do remind me if I forget ya?

    Cheers.

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    you guys do realize that the utilities companies aren't gonna crank down their power generation for that one hour right?... Saturday night is already an off-peak period for power use, so their peaking-power generators should already be off, leaving their base-load generators working... and even if there are peaking-power generators in play, they take time to bring on-line and take off-line, meaning reduced efficiencies until they are run at optimal rate... and due to the one-off (per year) nature of the event, the utilities companies are hardly going to risk taking too much juice off the grid, in case they under generate and cause brown-outs...

    so any power not used is wasted... so instead of saving the environment, switching off power for 1hr is merely wasting 1hr's worth of electricity...

    "Earth Hour" or some other environmental campaign should target more clearly beneficial activities, like, say, no private transport for one day, no disposable bags and cutlery week, or such like...

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