Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tokyo Conserves Power

As a result of the severe earthquake in Japan last year, the power plants have been damaged and people are making an effort to conserve electricity in any way possible.
The city of Tokyo has even turned down some of the lighting that gives the city it's unique atmosphere. This time lapse video, by the Stars 4 Tokyo Sky Project, shows several before and after scenes in places throughout the city. It's encouraging to see that the city is still a busy and exciting place.

The people of Japan are being encouraged to conserve resources by restricting power intensive activities. Shops are using less electricity, escalators are operational only during rush hour, and even Tokyo's famous train system has cut back on operation. Here is are some links to posters encouraging people to shop smarter and use less electricity. They remind me of the rationing posters from WWII.

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