This campaign was inspired by the fact that the Oxford Street Christmas lights will be going on a week earlier in 2006 than they did in 2005, this in a time when the world is ever more aware of the need to cut down on unnecessary energy usage.
Here are the Oxford Street switch-on dates for the last five years:
• Friday 15th November 2002
• Wednesday 12th November 2003
• Monday 15th November 2004
• Tuesday 15th November 2005
• Thursday 9th November 2006
(Thanks to Diamond Geezer)
My aim is to make the public aware of this so that Oxford Street are forced to change their ways. Some might choose to do so by writing to the Oxford Street organisers (my letter), others by boycotting Oxford Street (not practical for everyone I know) and others by displaying a cartoon.
You are welcome to add this cartoon to your blog if you’d like to register your support. You can either save the cartoon and upload it to your own webspace, or simply copy and paste the code below:
<img src="http://www.weblogcartoons.com/cb/christmas-lights-2.gif" alt="cartoon from www.weblogcartoons.com" />
<p>Cartoon by <a href="http://www.cartoonchurch.com/blog/">Dave Walker</a>. Join the <a href="http://www.cartoonchurch.com/blog/2006/11/06/oxford-street-christmas-lights/">Oxford Street Christmas Lights</a> Campaign at the Cartoon Blog.</p>
Other bloggers who have said that they support this campaign:
maggi dawn: Bah Humbug
42: Campaign against London lights waste
Generous Town – Home
the maturest student in the world
Freedom Bound!: Illuminating
The Shiny Headed Prophet: a mad waste that harms the world!
What’s For Afters?
notinventedhere: Join the campaign….
Thoughts from the Bus Stop: Oxford Street Christmas Lights: A Turn-Off
Deep Thought: It’s just not right…
Opinionated Old Fart: Election Is Over, Christmas Is Here.
Mustard Seed Shavings: Energy Saving
roundacow: Oxford Street Christmas Lights Campaign