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Earth Hour participants throw rubbish on the floor to see how fast it biodegrades

Earth Hour participants throw rubbish on the floor to see how fast it biodegrades

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They defend their actions by saying this is “For science”.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Participants at Earth Hour outside Marina Bay Sands on March 29 were so immersed in the planet-saving spirit they carried out their own science experiment about carbon footprint.

The participants took turns to throw rubbish on the floor in a bid to find out how long it takes before the refuse biodegrades.

One participant, Diu La Ji, said: “We throw the rubbish on the floor to check how fast they break down and return to the Earth.”

“This is a feasibility study to test the effects of rubbish and because carbon footprint.”

Other Singaporeans who witnessed the experiment were very excited that participants were using science that they did not do anything to stop it.

One local, Jiang Dao Li, said: “Anyway, even if the rubbish doesn’t biodegrade fast enough, there is always a cleaner to clean it up also.”

“If we clean it up ourselves, it will deprive other people of jobs.”

S’porean man forgetfully boils kettle of water twice, uses up energy conserved during Earth Hour

S’porean man forgetfully boils kettle of water twice, uses up energy conserved during Earth Hour

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Singapore registers energy deficit again.

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A Singaporean man, who woke up with a hangover on Sunday morning, accidentally boiled his kettle of water twice.

His forgetfulness caused all the energy that was conserved during Earth Hour last night to be used up.

Earth Hour, which was held on March 29 this year, is an event organised once a year to turn off all the lights in the Central Business District to save energy because global warming and Ozone Layer.

The man, Wo Wang Ji, said: “I also left the shower heater on for an hour and forgot to turn off the air con in my room when I went to the living room.”

What did you do during Earth Hour?

What did you do during Earth Hour?

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One participant gives his take.

By I-Love-Conservation

Even with the lights out, the three pillars of sin still look bright. And obviously the hotel guests weren't with the programme.

“I think the Earth Hour event at The Lawn (an open space next to the Marina Bay Financial Centre) was great.

I was there and there were so many families and young kids getting in on the act of Earth Hour, sitting around watching the world go dark for 60 minutes.

During that period when everything was dark, it was quite peaceful. You could imagine civilisation going on forevermore without the need to use energy.

So to take my mind off that thought, I turned on my iPad to check my work emails.

And then I used this smartphone app-controlled vibrator to make love to my girlfriend who is in the US at the moment.

However, as I was basically running my iPad and iPhone at the same time, I think this annoyed some of the families who wanted it “to be darker”.

So, not wanting to disturb people, I got off the grass and drove off in my Land Rover.

I got home and took a hot shower and turned on the air con. I put my stinky clothes, basically just my shirt and pants, into the washing machine and after it was done, left it in the dryer to tumble dry.

After which, I drove to the supermarket in my Land Rover again, and bought $30 worth of groceries that been flown into Singapore.

I returned home, cooked everything using an electric hot plate. And threw the frying pan away after I was done because it was a little worn after 2 weeks of use.

And this was when I remembered that I had forgotten to turn the lights off in my office in Tanjong Pagar when I got off work on Friday. So it had been on for more than a day.

I was really bothered because Earth Hour was about conservation of light so I drove my Land Rover back to office to turn it off.

At this point in time, I remembered that I had left the dryer on at home for more than four hours.

So, I sped back, but not before heading off to the convenience store to buy some beer.

I drank a bit and realised that the Earth Hour event sure opened my eyes to the need to conserve.

With conservation in mind, I put the remaining two cans of beer in my empty fridge to chill.

As I have a habit of buying produce from the supermarket everyday, there was no need to stock up.

But a chilled fridge is always handy, where I can keep the two cans of beer that would be for later.”