The Big Switch Off
Welcome to the media section of our website.
This section contains articles relating to the Big Switch Off by the local and national media and will be constantly updated as more articles are gathered.
Energy saved during Big Switch Off week 2010
Find out how much energy was saved during this years Big Switch Off campaign across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in our latest press release.
Big Switch Off in the News
Below is a summary of the media coverage for the Big Switch Off. Click on the links below to check out what the press have been saying about this year's Big Switch Off campaign.
5.10.2010 - Inloughborough.com - Two articles, one encouraging residents to borrow an OWL monitor and save money, the other about the Community houses Big Switch Off events.
6.10.2010 - Aboutmyarea.co.uk - Article on the Diseworth Big Switch Off event.
7.10.2010 - BBC East Midlands Today - lunchtime and evening piece about the BSO launch event at the Green man Eco House.
Central News East - Evening piece on the Big Switch Off launch event
BBC Radio Leicester - 7.40am Live interview with Peter and Jane Harris and Prof Preston with Julie Mayer and the BBC Radio radiocar.
Hinckley Times - Page lead on the Hinckley, Earl Shilton and Barwell Community Houses taking part in the BSO (page 20).
Melton Times - Article encouraging people to take part in the Big Switch Off by borrowing an OWL meter (p7).
8.10.2010 - Leicester Mercury Page lead with picture about the Big Switch Off launch event and Editors comments on the Big Switch Off.
BBC Pictures of the Big Switch Off launch event.
Loughborough Echo Article on the Big Switch Off launch event.
BBC Radio Leicester - Breakfast presenter Ben Jackson unwraps his OWL meter.
Loughborough Echo - Piece on the Diseworth community event (p29).
Coalville Times - Ashby 2020 promotes the Big Switch Off (p8).
Inloughborough.com - Two articles one on the Green man houses hosting the Big Switch Off launch, and the other on Sam running the Leicester half marathon in support of the Big Switch Off.
9.10.2010 - Leicester Mercury Energy saving tips to help take part in the Big Switch Off.
Leicester Sound - Prof Preston interviewed about the Big Switch Off
11.12.2010 - Leicester Mercury Young energy detectives taking part in the Big Switch Off.
In Loughborough Article on Charnwood switching off.
12.10.2010 - Citizen Eye An interview with Claire Pipe from Leicestershire City Council one of the Big Switch Off partners.
BBC East Midlands Today - Evening edition - Mention of the campaign and the various events being held locally.
Hermitage FM - Broadcast over two hours at the Diseworth event.
13.10.2010 - Leicester Mercury Common green myths which illustrate the Big Switch Off.
14.10.2010 - Lutterworth Mail - Page lead and picture about the Dunton Bassett event.
15.10.2010 - BBC Radio Leicester - Lunchtime presenter Jonathan Lampon changes his name to Jonathan Lampoff to promote the Big Switch Off. Over the two hour show numerous people interviewed including Peter and Jane Harris and Prof Preston.
19.10.2010 - Leicester Mercury A round-up on the Big Switch Off week, with interviews from the various families who took part.
22.10.2010 - BBC Radio Leicester - Dave Nicholls from Leicestershire County Council one of the Big Switch Off partners visits Ben Jackson's house to discuss how he got on with his OWL meter and give him some energy saving advice. (Interview begins shortly after 40 minutes).
Central Networks measures up the Big Switch Off
See our latest press release about Central Networks keeping an eagle eye on the electricity being used across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland this week as part of the Big Switch Off.
Marathon effort by Big Switch Off fan
Read our latest press release to find out how one man attempts to expend lots of energy in a bid to get others to save it when he takes part in a charity fundraiser this weekend.
Big Switch Off Launch 2010 at Green Man Eco House
To launch this year's Big Switch Off campaign week Jane and Peter Harris will open the doors to their super efficient eco house. Read our latest press release to find out how they have gone the extra mile.
Community Houses promote energy saving
05/10/10 - Community Houses in Hinckley, Barwell and Earl Shilton will be holding drop-ins to promote this year’s Big Switch Off and taking part by recording their own energy use. See the press release for further information.
Wise birds get Owl monitors
05/10/10 - Read our latest press release and find out how you can borrow an Owl monitors from any Leicestershire and Rutland library to monitor your energy usage and take part in the Big Switch Off.
Diseworth Switches Off
04/10/10 - See the press release to find out more information out Diseworth going green for the Big Switch Off.
Facebook press release
03/08/10 - See our current press release and become a fan of the Big Switch Off on Facebook.
08/07/10 - Check out the press release for this years school competition-design a superhero.
The Big Switch Off is coming
01/05/10 - The countdown had begun to the Big Switch Off 2010 click the link below to see the press release announcing the date of this years campaign.
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Page Last Updated: 8 December 2011