We don’t really get into the weighty climate change discussion that often around here…nor are we going to today. But since it is Blog Action Day, we will say that one thing is for sure: to stop and reverse climate change, we are going to need people change.
One creative and fun way that Volkswagon’s “Fun Theory” initiative is helping people make better choices is to make it fun…hence the name.
They turned a Stockholm staircase into a giant piano and 66% more people took the stairs instead of the adjacent escalator. Check it out:
Who knows, if more staircases were like this, maybe we wouldn’t even need escalators and the power that they consume. I’m sure those piano key stairs draw some power, but not nearly what that moving escalator does!
Even if you can’t find any stairs turned musical instruments today, do one simple thing and ditch the elevator or escalator and take the stairs. You may even think of some ways to make a regular old staircase more fun. You never know!
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.