Saturday, 26 March 2011

Springing forward to cut pollution?

The ‘Lighter Later’ campaign is not only celebrating the clocks going forward tonight but it’s also celebrating its first birthday this week.

The campaign argues that the clocks should be set permanently one hour ahead throughout the year on the basis that the move would cut at least 447,000 tons of CO2 pollution (equivalent to over 50,000 cars traveling all the way around the world each year), save lives through fewer traffic accidents, lower electricity bills, make people healthier and happier and create 60,000 – 80,000 new jobs in leisure and tourism, bringing in an extra £2.5-3.5 billion each year.

So what will you be doing next week with your extra hour of sunshine every day?

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