Electricity Break Down

by Stefan Alievikj on 28th February, 2012 at 3:21 PM CEST

The modern urban cities today cannot function without electricity. It seems like every movement you see in the big cities depends on the power sources. The street lights, the big hoardings, the central city heating in the buildings; each town and each city breaths with the electricity. In the small moments when electricity breaks down in our resident areas for a very short times, life stops; all movements stop and we can gaze the stars.

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What if this is the common picture of the future? Will it be a peaceful zen moment when you can stare up in the sky or everything will turn chaotic? The way humans tend to spend electricity today feels very unreasonable. Each one of us has inhabited bad habits about the use of electricity (and other resources as well: water, food etc). We hardly get aware how irrational we use all the resources.

However, in the last few years, the initiative for Earth Hour was aroused. Earth Hour is a great idea which I hope you are all familiar with. It's an hour in the year when all cities in the world decrease the usage of electricity and it always results with much more saved energy.

The idea of Earth Hour feels splendid, but is it truly effective? What if we go one step ahead, bearing in mind that electricity break down may be possible futuristic vision, and decide to inhabit a new habit? How much more we can save on electricity if Earth Hour becomes at first a monthly event and furthermore to become a weekly event? Earth Hour idea is uber-cool, but we as a society ought to make it a lifestyle not just a calendar event.

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If one day soon in the future, the electricity system fail us, which is probable thing to happen, how can our lives adapt to that shock? Certainly, we must employ more economical habits.

Can you imagine a life in total darkness? Can you imagine a life without electricity in the cold winters?

~Stefan Alievikj and Action Team Writers #8

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Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

Sure Stephan, we together can make a difference. Really there is a big dark without electricity, no life.

Thanks for sharing abut earthhour and what we need is earthlife - the fully committed life for better tomorrow.


29th February, 2012 @ 2:19 PM CEST

Maxwell Marfo

Maxwell Marfo

I believe you really have a point there. what should be done if there is no electricity!!!

29th February, 2012 @ 3:27 PM CEST

Hajdi Kostova

Hajdi Kostova | Action team

In my opinion, there will be some who will stop and gaze at the stars, and some who will start panicking. I just hope that there will be someone who'll be ready for such an event. NASA has in fact predicted solar storms that might easily bring down the electricity system as we know it and I've read that some countries are already building facilities with old technology that don't depend on electricity.

29th February, 2012 @ 3:41 PM CEST

Faisal  imtiaz

Faisal imtiaz

thanks for sharing

29th February, 2012 @ 5:25 PM CEST

Zhai Shujuan

Zhai Shujuan

Can't agree more.It 's electricity that make us enjoy so many things,without it,even the most familiar thing we will feel strange.

3rd March, 2012 @ 7:58 AM CEST



Yes I agree with you, electricity makes life duties easier to carry out but I can also live some days and months without it because I already know how to manage my lfe with or without it.

4th March, 2012 @ 6:31 PM CEST

Julien AGBE

Julien AGBE

good reflection; for my concern , i think we could not departure from electricity. It's like a very resourceful tool for our modern living condition!

5th March, 2012 @ 5:50 PM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

As humans, I think, we always manage to adapt ourselves, but it would be bloody if whole electricity system collapse at once... How we shall adapt in that case, especially if we limit other resources.. if we have made huge huge deforestation and left no clear water left... true survival, I guess.

5th March, 2012 @ 7:23 PM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

Julien, yes feels like we cant make departure from our common usage of electricity, but we must start to use alternative ways of creating energy and there are hundreds other ways (to use bio-fuels, to use the wind and sun power...)!

8th March, 2012 @ 5:09 PM CEST

Samuel Duru

Samuel Duru | Action team

Without electricity, a city stands-still - a more reason for us to explore alternative means of cleaner energy generation. I enjoyed turning off the lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, the 31st of March in recognition of the Earth Hour 2012. I still maintain that Earth Hour should be a lifestyle.

2nd April, 2012 @ 4:00 PM CEST

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