Jenny Randerson AM, driving with the Energy Saving Trust’s Helen Northmore

By Gary Hartley

It’s official. Even wildlife supports Energy Saving Week.

Well, not the beasts themselves but their human representatives, at Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Whales and dolphins in particular are impressed. At least, that’s the impression we get from reading the Norwich Evening News – they have an Energy Saving Week competition with PURE digital radios, and the top prize is a trip to spot the above-mentioned sea creatures. Any budding Cousteaus out there, get your entry in and get aboard your own Calypso!

Like regular ‘compers’ we thought we should also point you in the direction of a chance to win a super-efficient washing machine.

While we’re at it, you have till Sunday to enter our Energy Saving Week competition, run by the energy Saving Trust Recommended team. £20,000-worth of energy-saving makeover! See our website for details. At Energy Saving Trust offices up and down the UK, we took ten minutes out today to raise a slice of cake in honour of the 10th birthday of the Energy Saving Trust Recommended scheme.

Councils around the country have also been joining in the energy-efficient fun this week. There have been activities all around the country, and, yes – you’ve guessed it – competitions like this one with Liverpool City Council.

The working week wraps up tomorrow with everything energy and transport related.  Welsh Assembly members were ahead of the game earlier this week, taking part in a smarter driving ‘Green Prix.’ Looking at the picture, it appears that driving smarter hasn’t quelled their enthusiasm for the (simulated) open road.

And finally, walking route planners are asking you to walk at least a bit of your commute to work tomorrow – or somewhere else during the day – instead of driving or taking the bus. If you transport yourself by foot tomorrow, we’d love to see pictures of what you see along your route. Send them to us at estblog at and we’ll put the best up here.