IDF joins Earth awaiting ‘

הקריה. צילום: דובר צה”ל

The IDF bases different lights shut down tonight for an hour as part of the project. Last year entered a multi-year program of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) “guardian”

תאריך: 22/04/2013, 16:52    
מחבר: אלעד לביא, אט”ל

Join the IDF, the civil initiative “Earth Day”, aimed at
Raising awareness of global warming and the importance of conserving electricity. The evening hour, the lights shut down several bases around the country, including air force bases,
The sea, intelligence and the base campus.

During the time when the lights shut IDF bases took part in the project last year, electricity consumption has decreased considerably. For example, a unit in the air force spared power 90 amp – equivalent of thousands of dollars. A single building campus base measured savings of about 350 amps, savings which can estimate that tens of thousands of

“The simple act of turning off lights for one hour, immediate influence
Power consumption “, explains the head of the environmental protection, Lt. Col. il Ezra. “The message.
He delivered that can lead to stopping global warming by simple operations depend on each of us.

The butt called for soldiers and commanders to join the venture not only bases but also in their homes.
-Private and turn off the lights at the mission. “The commanders responsible to appoint an officer who follow the extinguishing lights in buildings and infrastructure which are mapped when relevant to project on the base and check power consumption before and after shutdown”, said Lt. Col. Ezra.

2013 will be the third year that participated in this initiative. Join in over 40 municipalities and cities, and shut off the lights from 8 p.m.

The event is only an element, essentially symbolic, significant increase in awareness and action for environmental protection and energy saving in the past year significantly accelerated procedures
And registered inter alia 30% savings in water consumption, 20% in fuel consumption and reduction in impact events in the territories.

Translated from Hebrew