Lighter Later campaign

Here’s a campaign calling for cutting carbon emissions by changing time.

This is from their website:

The Lighter Later campaign is coordinated by 10:10, as part of our aim to help the world rise to the challenge of climate change. We inspire and enable individuals and organisations from across society to make ambitious carbon cuts, starting with a 10% reduction in a year. 10:10 started in the UK in September 2009, and now has over 100,000 participants in 186 countries

We want a three-year trial in which the clocks in Great Britain shift forward by one hour throughout the year – to GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer. This model is also known as Single Double Summer Time (SDST).

Because shifting an hour of daylight from the mornings to the evenings will mean that more people are awake when the sun is out. Changing the clocks in this way would cut our carbon emissions by at least 447,000 tonnes every year, save around 80 lives on the road, create 60,000–80,000 new jobs, cut crime and give us more time for sport, barbecues and other outdoor activities.

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