…in Vienna’s public transport network
Since some of the buses cruising Vienna, will soon have to be replaced, Vienna’s public transport company Wiener Linien is looking for new, environmentally friendly and sustainable, replacements. In the next couple of weeks several models of electric buses will be tested in the city centre. Buses number 3A and 2A are currently new electro buses operated by battery, made by the Italian company Rampini. The buses fit up to 44 passangers.
On Saturday, the 26th of March 2011 the annual “Earth Hour” will take place once again. From 08.30pm to 09.30pm the lights around the globe as well as all unnecessary electrical appliances will be switched off to emphasise that people do care about their planet. This environmentally friendly activity was launched by the WWF in 2007. Together with roughly 2 million residents of Sydney who joined this activity in its first year, the WWF managed to turn it into the biggest climate awareness campaign ever.
Last year 128 countries participated and made this an absolute record; A record which will hopefully be broken this year. From private households to large businesses a great number of people came together to celebrate this event and honour our planet. Even landmarks and iconic buildings such as the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the pyramids in Egypt and the Tower Bridge remained dark in order to join in.
Watch the current TV commercial for this year’s earth hour:
Convinced? Be responsible and join us on March 26th between 8:30pm and 09:30pm. Light some candles and have a chat with your dear ones. Instead of watching the telly with lights on, take a walk in your area and see if you can spot some stars.
Sustainability and environmental awareness in cleaning and washing
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture Forestry Environment and Water Management conducted a study about the environmental consciousness of Austrian citizens regarding the sustainability in using cleaning and washing liquids. The results were good, but left room for improvement.