The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Green

Well, last weekend 10:10 launched our brand new plan to do just that: the
'Lighter Later' campaign to move clocks forward by one hour throughout the
entire year.

Obviously we can't make extra daylight just by fiddling with the clocks. But
by shifting an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening - when so
many more of us are awake to enjoy it - we really can bring more sunshine
into our lives.

What does this have to do with cutting carbon emissions? It's simple: the
more natural light we have available in the evening, the less energy-hungry,
expensive electric lighting we need to use. This means that simply changing
our clocks would save energy equivalent to more than 50,000 cars driving all
the way around the world every year - and maybe as much as twice that.

Please visit www.lighterlater.org now and sign our letter to the next Prime
Minister, calling for a three-year trial of the change, starting in October
this year.



The biggest reason 10:10 like this idea so much is that it wouldn't just cut
carbon. Lighter evenings would save 100 lives every year, create 60,000
jobs, make us happier, healthier, wealthier and even help us to have more
fun.

Momentum is building fast behind this win-win-win-win-win campaign, with
great coverage across the UK media from Mumsnet to the Mirror, and backing
from an amazing coalition of groups who have already seen the light - even
the RAC seems interested!

People power works, and it looks like 10:10's gentle nudging over the past
six months has finally got politicians sitting up and taking this idea
seriously. We can almost taste the victory on that evening sunbeam - but we
can't make it happen without your help.

If enough people add their voices to the call quickly enough, the next PM
will have no choice but to give lighter evenings a chance. Please get this
invitation out to your friends, your nan, your nan's friends, your friend's
nans and your friends' nan's friends asap - and don't stop there! There's no
time to lose - just an hour to be won.
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