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Energetic silence, Italy in the dark


Today, Friday 15, a symbolic appointment with "energetic silence " of the now famous Festa del energy saving, “I light up less ". The event aims to rationalize the energy consumption, so, this afternoon, starting at 18:00, monuments, squares, shop windows, offices, classrooms and private homes will go out.

There are many subscriptions to "I light up less”Among the first reported are those of Milan, Bologna, Florence, Turin, Bari, Padua, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Genoa, Pisa, Matera and many others.

I light up less is an initiative aimed at promoting a more responsible use of resources. Not just awareness, I light up less it has an immediate effect linked to the dark moments of the event. The event was launched, for the first time in 2005 by the radio show Caterpillar of Radio 2, since then I light up less it has done nothing but grow and collect support.

For this year's edition, in the front row we see Claudio Bisio, Giulio Scarpati, Giovanni Soldini, Riccardo Iacona, don Andrea Gallo, Luca Mercalli, Renato Mannheimer, as well as the conductors of Il Ruggito del Coniglio 610, Un Giorno da Pecora, RaiTunes and 28Minutes.

I light up less had a great response on social networks, all supporters and listeners of Caterpillar were invited to coin slogans capable of embodying the Decalogue of I light up less: “Yes we extinguished”, “The meter is mine and I manage it”, “Scrap the waste” or “Liberté, égalité, savings”.

Among the accessions of this 2013 the Senate of the Republic is reconfirmed:
from 6 pm to 7.30 pm the lights of the facade of Palazzo Madama will remain symbolically off while the lights in the halls and offices will be reduced to a minimum.

In the Umbrian capital, the lighting of Piazza IV Novembre and the Fontana Maggiore will be turned off, while in Assisi that of the Rocca Maggiore. In the Marche region, it will be possible to shop by candlelight at the farmers' shops in Campagna Amica. Turin airport also stands out and will shut down some light towers, a symbolic gesture? Just before we mentioned the immediate effects of the event: the switching off of light towers has a symbolic value for the airport but can be compared to the average weekly electricity consumption of a family of three. Not to mention the kilowatts of energy saved by turning off Squares and Monuments.


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