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VIDEO: "Energy Diet" Shows How Much You'd Need To Exercise To Power Your Life
Look around your house or office right now. How many things are blinking, buzzing and humming back at you? Many of these items are consuming power 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Creating all this energy requires massive amounts of fossil fuels, which adds up to a very dirty planet. In the European Union, the average citizen uses 50 times the energy that they can obtain thorough food. Some creative folks over in the UK decided it was time to stop all this mindless consumption. They created a neat little project designed to put our insatiable appetite for energy on a diet. Energy Diet is a collaborative project between Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University College London and EDF Energy. It aims to challenge people conserve by helping them to visualize the sheer magnitude of their energy consumption. Using clever calculations, they figured out how much physical exercise and/or food it would take to power common appliances. The results are eye-opening.
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