Shutdown Day: 3rd May

Next Saturday, you are challenged to live without your computer for 24 hours!

It is obvious that without computers we would find our life extremely difficult, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope?

Be part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the Internet. The idea behind Shutdown Day is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate!

If you can participate, enter your pledge on the Shutdown Day website and it’ll calculate how much energy is being saved. At the moment, the UK is saving 3000MJ – the equivalent of boiling 4500 kettles full of water. Worldwide the figure stands at 1.2million MJ which is about 200,000 kettles.

A fantastic chance to catch up on lost sleep or revision anyway.

The idea of Shutdown Day project is simple – just shutdown your computer for one whole day of the year and involve yourself in some other activities: outdoors, nature, sports, fun stuff with friends and family – whatever, just to remind yourself that there still exists a world outside your monitor screen.

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