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Turn off the light, and go outside

Went to a green activity in Beijing this weekend. In the Chinese lunar calendar, June 22nd is “Xia Zhi”, which means the arrival of summer. And as summer comes, the electricity consumption will reach its peak.

Like last year, this summer could be a big challenge for the power grid – Beijing’s maximum electricity load will reach 13million kw, a 20 percent increase year on year. And 38 percent of the electricity load (4.9million kw) will be consumed by air conditioners, according to the Beijing Morning Post.

So the non-govermental organisation, Friends of Nature, organised an event called “Turn off the light, and go outside” in the southeast of Beijing. Volunteers put on plays and organised game s for children to attract families.

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