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HomeHero 100K Balloons For Earth Hour

By Moralfibres @moralfibres

HomeHero energy saving

This is a sponsored post in association with HomeHero

After twelve years working in the environmental sector, there is one thing that I know – that the topic of energy saving can be more than a little dry.  The thing is we all know that saving energy equals saving money, and that’s it’s a good thing for the environment, but it’s really hard to dress up energy efficiency as something particularly fun or engaging.

To combat this, HomeHero, a virtual energy assistant that saves you money on your bill, have devised a 100K Balloons for Earth Hour game that you play via Facebook Messenger.

When something like this comes along seeking to make energy efficiency fun, engaging and informative all at the same time then I am all for it.  And it’s not just me that’s all for it – in the last couple of weeks hundreds of homes in Britain having been discovering how each home can cut its carbon emissions by 1 tonne by playing what has been described as Pokemon Go for energy efficiency.

With HomeHero’s Balloon Hunt, taking control of your energy costs & lowering your carbon footprint is as easy as taking a photo.  Indeed, to play all you have to do to take part is take a photo of an appliance in your home.  HomeHero’s clever software then instantly recognises what you have taken a photo off and offers you information on usage, and tips on how to save energy with that particular appliance.    E.g. take a photo of a kettle and HomeHero will tell you that a kettle uses £23 per year in electricity, and that boiling only what you need will save £11 a year or 3,300 balloons of CO2.

homehero earth hour balloon challenge

The goal of the Balloon Hunt is to find savings of 100,000 balloons, which is equal to 1 tonne of carbon & the 2025 Paris Agreement’s carbon reduction target for British homes.

HomeHero say that on average people playing the Balloon Hunt find £340 in savings for their energy bill.  What’s more, to celebrate the upcoming annual Earth Hour, HomeHero are running a competition where one lucky winner who finds their 100k balloons in their house will win a prize of £5,000.  The competition closes on 27th March 2017 at 12pm.

So, this year why don’t you do more than just turn off your lights for Earth Hour, and get playing?  

I scored 101,300 balloons – see if you can beat me! ;)  Let me know what score you get in the comments below!


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