Thursday, February 21, 2008

Earth Hour March 29, 8-9PM - Lights OUT! (Good Idea)

Why don't we do this more often? It will get us in practice for the blackouts heading our way as energy decline and Peak Everything starts to hit home. We're spending energy as if there's no tomorrow. Keep it up and there won't be!

World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour
is catching on across America following the tremendous success of last year's event in Sydney, Australia. This global phenomenon will spread across six continents in 2008, including hundreds of communities like yours in the United States.

Chicago will serve as the U.S. flagship city for Earth Hour in 2008, with Atlanta, Phoenix and San Francisco joining as leading partner cities. But everyone throughout the US and around the world is invited and encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour on March 29 at 8 p.m. local time--whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.

What will you do when the lights are off? Why not change out those old energy-wasting light bulbs to new, inexpensive and efficient compact fluorescents. Earth Hour is also a great time to consider what you and your family can do in the days and months to reduce emissions and live more sustainably. We have lots of great ideas to get you started.

To alter the course of climate change we must act now. The U.S. is the world's leading emitter of carbon dioxide—over 20 tons per person every year. One person committed to reducing energy consumption can make a difference, and millions of us working together can change the world.

Let us know that you're a part of Earth Hour - sign up on the site and become part of the movement!

One hour, America. Earth Hour.

1 comment:

  1. Can we put a scrowl bar on the bottom of our tv reminding us of this event? 1 hour befoer 1/2 hour before and right at the time of the event........them during a commercial (if we are allowerd to watch t.v) show a 30 PSA of cities around the world turning off their lights........That would get the message out there in a hurry