What are you going to be up to on Saturday March 28, 2009? If you don’t have any big plans, at 8:30 pm, how about joining Cate Blanchett, Linkin Park, Gavin DeGraw, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Coldplay, Melissa Etheridge and (the list goes on and on quite frankly) participate in Earth Hour. Across the continent, people are going to be switching off their light switches. The World Wildlife Fund is urging the world to do so to show their support for action on climate change.
Earth Hour began in Sydney Australia in 2007, with 2.2 million homes and businesses switching off their lights for one hour. This of course was expanded in 2008, with 50 million people around the world participating (36 million here in the United States).
People are encouraged to get their town, city, community groups, businesses, and family to participate. This is a symbolic act, hoping to get governments to take notice that people are concerned with the climate crisis, as well as getting individual human beings to make even a small change in their daily life to be more carbon efficient in the days following Earth Hour. For more information, check out earthhour.org. On this website you can join the movement, and by signing in, see what’s happening in your local area.
Remember, at 8:30 pm local time on Saturday March 28, 2009 – raise your middle finger and put it to good use to flip-off that light switch….
Your Light Switch Is Your Vote!
I will do it. Hopefully it will be some light outside. Will have a flashlight just in case.
If not a flash light – candle light!
March 28th would be a great time to leave the power off all evening. Figure out if you have enough flash lights and lanterns. Play cards around the dinner table with friends or neighbors. How would you take a shower with the power off?
There is the power we use to live and the energy we use out of habbit. Come home, turn on the TV to see what is on. Sometimes lights, TV, etc are turned on just because its our habbit to turn them on.
Yes do get as much as possible out of it.
BTW – do not forget to change the batteries in the smoke detectors!
If I have my home lights off and I’m at a bar watching college basketball, does that count? Cool project and cool marketing. I’ve been working lately on making sure I don’t have my electronics always plugged in and have the lights off – my sister has been pushing me good – a good push.
I was in Bloom (local grocery store) a couple of days agon and mentioned March 28th “Earh hour,lights off” That it would be a great chance to test fliash lights etc.
Well today they had post cards reminding people of Earth Hour. Nice to see companies get behid a good idea even if it does not profit them.