Power Off Weekend II WOOHOO!!
By Dearest Fatty on March 06, 2010
An Amazing weekend I participated in last December is having another round and this time I'm determined to let as many people as I can know about it!
The Power Off Weekend is organised by Malcolm Handoll from the Orkney Islands, who along with his wife, does his best to live as ecologically as possible. The idea behind the weekend is to turn off your electric (11pm on a Friday ) and leave it off until 11pm on the Sunday.
A whole 48 hrs without TV, internet, radio, lights, fridge, electric cookers and heaters....what will you do?
See this as a great chance to work out how you will get by without the things you take for granted.
Its an amazing opportunity to re-discover things like talking, reading, board games with the family, long walks, a chance to re-awaken a true family spirit.
For some of us its no huge deal to turn the electric off, myself, I already have a log burner that I can cook on, that heats the kitchen AND gives me hot water..but what about you??
Look at the weekend as a trial run..what if an earthquake killed the power stations? What is the oil run out quicker than we expected?? By participating in the PowerOff weekend you are finding the weak points in your life.
If all your heating and cooking are electric what will you do when it goes away??
Most of all though its FUN!
The link for the FB group is here---> http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10150123162760652&ref=mf
The FB event page is here -----> http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=383187631507&ref=mf
And a blog dairy of the last weekend is here----> http://thealmostcarlessfamily.blogspot.com/2009/12/power-off-weekend-diary.html
Hope to see some of your there!
Is it your flab or your brain you need to fight? Answers on a postcard please. My blog is HERE ----> http://thealmostcarlessfamily.blogspot.com/ Ah go on..you know you want to peek ;)