Thursday, March 27, 2008


Help your city join in the fight for global warming awareness across the world by flipping your switches off on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at 8:oo p.m., in support of Earth Hour, an amazing idea that started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses cutting their power for an hour.

The idea is now going international, with hundreds of cities worldwide participating [see all the major ones on the website, although there are hundreds more that are not listed, probably including yours: contact your local environmental city official for more details in your city.] Major US landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sears Tower, Niagara Falls, Wrigley Field, and the Coca-Cola sign in Times Square will turn off non-essential lighting. The point is not so much to cut power costs, but to remind people that the electricity that lights your lights can contribute to global warming. [citation]

If you want to participate, join us in shutting the power out: your lights, your computer, your TV, everything, on March 29, 2008, at 8:00 p.m., wherever you are in the world. It might not make a huge change, but it will make a huge statement. If you want cool tips and info, sign up here.

[In addition and in lieu of the idiotic responses I have seen on comments to various posts like this, I don't want to hear responses about how it isn't going to help global warming, because every little bit helps, even symbolic gestures that may raise awareness to someone who may have had no previous knowledge. Second of all, I don't want to hear anyone's religious or non-scientific opinion about how global warming doesn't exist, because science (and a recent large ice chunk) would like to disagree with you, as would I. And third, we are here to report cool happenings, events, environmental/political activities: do or don't participate, but be wary of judging others who do participate, lest you look like a hypocrite for supporting your own causes and agendas, and yes, we all have them.]

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[Thanks Chris]