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Little glowing eyes ... look out for the energy-sucking vampires!

Updated: Nov 12, 2021

Little glowing eyes follow you in the dark as you leave the room at night … and when you go to school … they just carry on glowing. Can you guess what these energy-sucking vampires are?

Those little red or green eyes are the standby lights on many household appliances. How many can you find in your home? Can you count them? Were you surprised by the answer? Keep hunting, we expect you’ll come across more over the week. Your challenge this week is to see how many appliances and devices you can switch off at the wall when you go to bed or before you go to school. Remember to ask your parent/carer before you touch any plugs – and of course, some appliances, like freezers and fridges, need to be left on all the time, so don’t switch those off!

How do you think we are helping our planet by switching off those ‘energy-sucking vampires’?By helping to reduce the amount of electricity you use you are in turn reducing your carbon emissions. Banish those vampires, and ‘little by little’ as a Young Climate Warrior you are playing your part in helping to combat climate change. Remember to let your voice be heard and HIT THE RED BUTTON when you have completed this challenge!

World leaders are meeting in Glasgow, thousands of negotiators from all around the world are trying to reach agreements about how we can save our planet. But we can all, as individuals, help to make a difference. Do you think it’s ‘convenient’ to have appliances on stand-by? Do you need to have them ready at a moment’s notice? Think of all those harmful carbon emissions that cause climate change: is it worth it for just a little bit of extra ease? TVs, computers, games consoles, microwave ovens, printers, electrical toothbrushes, DVD players, TV set-top boxes, coffee makers, phone chargers, speakers, wireless phones, musical instruments, oven, battery chargers … the list goes on.

Remember to HIT THE RED BUTTON when you have discovered how many appliances you have on standby and switched them off when they’re not in use. See if you can keep it up all week!


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