Changing Behaviour is hosting a competition for slogans, maxims, sayings and 'bons mots' that reflect the best insights in an emerging culture of energy saving practice. You can enter your saying in any European language, but more people will appreciate your wisdom if you can translate or paraphrase it in English, too. Rules of the competition:
- First 50 entries are eligible for a draw for a 'quick prize'
- We will organise a vote for the best saying in spring 2010. The 10 most popular entries will be awarded in autumn 2010 with a collected book of best sayings ("Little wise book of energy efficiency practice") as well as with 20 'fortune cookies' with the sayings inside.
- No copyright - anyone can use the saying you submit, and you can use any of the sayings you find for any legitimate purpose.
- Max 120 characters
Here are sayings that others have entered:
You save - the world wins!
Think green, go green or else you will be facing red.
If it's not in use, Turn off the Juice!
Want nature’s resources FREE? Grow more and more TREE
If you plant more trees and make the earth look GREEN, its environment will be healthy and CLEAN.
In planting trees if you take PAIN, there will be more oxygen and abundant RAIN.
Flip the switch and save a titch
No energy conservation: Know monetary loss. Know energy conservation: No monetary loss.
It won't take much energy - to conserve energy
Energy Depletion: Not an ordeal. Just a small change in attitude and a few moments of thought, makes your grandchildren see the beauty of world.
Pay your energy bill with coins.
Don't go for Green and you will face Red.
Keep your city clean and green for the future Generations to be seen.
Recycle your waste, save energy, conserve resources and preserve the nature of the world. Thanks
Save energy, save resources and preserve the lives of our children
Energy is very important in our life nowadays. If you need it for the next century, then start saving it from now onwards.
Energy, the vehicle of all development and well being. Save it and strengthen development, waste it and weaken development.
Save energy, save resources!
Change your light bulbs or the planet gets it.
Change is constant. The trick is to make it permanent.
If you haven’t got what it takes to change, then change what it takes
If you are going to change the world then start with yourself.
The only constant thing in life is change
All it takes to change is to change
More renewable energy, more life for the planet.
Think green - save the planet.
Change the world by changing yourself
Help the trees to smile and survive everywhere, to keep our mankind alive forever
Go green, go genius, stamp the carbon, stand tall and stitch the ozone layer.
Turn off the light Keep the future bright
Lets cut carbs-Our carbon footprint that is!!
Dont be mean-Just think Green !!
Less is more
Your future depends on one commitment "I will use less energy"
Saving energy is a piece of a cake
One good action repeated a million times creates global change
Nothing is permanent (Buddha): If you are promoting change, you need to first see the change that is ongoing
Plant a tree, grow a flower –let's give mother earth to give them back her power
Reduce depletion of ozone, otherwise you will be in the Redzone.
Energy saved is energy produced.
All great movements start at home, do your bit to reduce household energy use.
Don't waste your money, practice energy efficiency
If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem you see looks like a nail (i.e., you should select the tools you use to promote energy saving according to the problem you are trying to address, not just based on what you usually do)
Save on energy and money, just snuggle up to your honey
Save yourself, save energy!
Slogan: (100 years ago)... Energy saving (v.) - One's responsibility for Mother Earth (Now)... Energy saving (v.) - One's burden
Turn off the light, don't let the bill give you a fright.
Make energy saving normal by telling people how others are doing it.
Work WITH energy users, not ‘ON’ them.
Energy efficiency is the answer! What is the question? (you should remember that energy efficiency is not an intrinsic value for most people - you need to link it to benefits and broader agendas)
The world is changing. You don't change?
"This gadget or that gadget? Chose that one, think of your budget."(max 120 c.)(would-be advertisement with drawings of two different kinds of lights: 1. common bulb 2. compact fluorescent Energy-saving light)
The energy change you started already have far-reaching effects. Be ready.
Put your mind into planning today. Look into the future.
Listen to everyone. Energy efficiency ideas come from everywhere.
Every energy expert started out by asking many questions.
Shoot for the moon! If you miss you will still be amongst the stars.
Sometimes the road not taken - leads to a dead end.
PRAIRIES: Vast plains covered by treeless forests.
Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what is wrong with it.
Blessed are they who Go Around in Circles, for they Shall be Known as Wheels. Blessed are they who Blow In the Wind, for they Shall be Known as Windmills.
Energy Producer n.: A powerplant-owner who does not believe anything of what you say -- don't stop trying, though.
Energy End-User n.: A house-owner who will believe anything you tell him -- that means you are responsible.
Overcome yourself for greener tomorrow!
Be the change you want to see in the world ! - Mahatma Gandhi
Increase alternative energy and efficiency to eke out fossil fuels for future generations.
If saving the world was easy everybody would be doing it!
"Energy efficiency" means "seize the day" in a reverse sense: do everything what you can at once for our future.
Green isn't a colour, it's a way of life
Energy: its our future and our responsibility.Either Think today or you will be able to Think never.
Do not try to be 'everybody's darling' but motivate everyone to stay 'on board' for your project!
To hear is to forget, to see is to remember and to do is to understand - Confucius
The proof of the pudding is in the eating (remember to test your intervention in a small-scale pilot)
Meet your opponent half way. You need the exercise.
We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails.
You are far more influential than you think.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Creative energy is up – capitalize on it.
Energy efficiency begins in the home.
The only people who never save energy are those who never try.
Energy saving may not be easy, but make the most out of it.
Someone you care about seeks energy efficiency.
Your energy-efficiency measures are not forgotten.
You find great contentment in energy saving activities.
You see the world through light-green glasses.
Trust your intuition. The energy cookies will guide you.
Energy isn't measured in watts, but in light and warmth.
You will always be surrounded by energy - how much, that's up to you.
The sure way to predict the future is to invent it.
You decide whether you just look through the window of opportunity, or whether you do something about it.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely nothing about everything.
You'll wish that you had done some of the hard things when they were easier to do.
How many Harvard MBAs does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: Just one. He grasps it firmly and the universe revolves around him.
Please help keep the world clean: others may wish to use it.
The way to make a small fortune in the utility services market is to start with a large fortune.
Commoner's three laws of ecology: 1) No action is without side-effects. 2) Nothing ever goes away. 3) There is no free lunch.
Matter cannot be created or destroyed, nor can it be returned without a receipt.
Energy efficiency is a journey, not a destination.