Even though we have a number of tasty new posts to publish, where's the beef? will be distinctly quiet for the next 24 hours. We'll be minimising our greenhouse emissions and joining the Big Switch Off. The challenge is to go 24 hours without using any electricity, gas or battery-powered devices from 8pm tonight, October 6 through to 8pm October 7. We're going to cheat just a little and keep our fridge running, but there'll be no lights, no TV and no internet. What we do have to look forward to is a walk into the Treasury Gardens for a community event of food, stalls, live music, comedy and speakers. Also, look to the city tonight as the Arts Centre and Giant Sky Wheel switch off.
The level of energy usage that we accept in our daily living is really not sustainable, and it's ultimately more important that we try to reduce our habitual energy consumption. If you haven't already, consider requesting green power from your energy supplier.