It seemed appropriate that a blog post today should focus on Valentine’s Day and love. But how to link this to energy? After a quick trawl of the web it seems that it’s not actually as hard as you might think…
Here are my top five picks:
1. Energy Saving love ideas:
The Energy Saving Trust has listed a number of green ideas for showing “not only your loved one, but also the planet” how much you care! These range from volunteering to insulate the loft, to making recycled gifts, to a simple early night under the covers (purely so you can turn down the thermostat and save on the heating of course!).
2. A romantic trip on the EDF Energy London Eye:
Possibilities are endless with the EDF Energy London Eye (cl). On sale today are a ride in a Valentine’s Cupid Capsule, a Valentine’s Champagne Experience, or a Red Rose Experience. Take your pick.
3. Too much smog = no chance of a snog:
Greenpeace East Asia is highlighting air pollution in China today with a Valentine’s Day campaign that shows a poor Chinese couple who can’t kiss because they need to wear air filter masks.
4. Yorkshire loving:
Energy advice firm Yorkshire Energy Services has identified a number of money and energy saving tips on its Energy Help blog – candlelit dining to save on the electicity; a low-cost, low-carbon walk in the moonlight; potted plants vs cut roses. (I particularly like the last one!)
5. Anti-Valentine poem to energy companies:
Perhaps my favourite of the lot - and for those of you who find ‘the day of love’ a bit too sickly sweet – take a look at environmental site edie.net. It’s running a story today about a break up poem by Matt Harvey that’s been sent by the ombudsman to energy companies. The light hearted message is aimed at “encouraging energy companies to work towards healthier relationships with their customers” – suggesting that energy companies should be doing a bit more to woo their customers.
Any other crackers you can think of?