Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. In the U.S. where we are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Earth Hour sends a clear message that Americans care about this issue and want to turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil and costly climate change impacts, and make the switch to cleaner air, a strong economic future and a more secure nation.

Participation is easy. By flipping off your lights on March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time you will be making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America. View the toolkits, to find out what else you can do to get involved including leading the Earth Hour movement in your community.

Set Your Clock

On Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour will once again cascade around the globe, from New Zealand to Hawaii

Sparking a Movement

Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents.

Last year, 80 million Americans and 318 U.S. cities officially voted for action with their light switch, joining iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour, including:

  • Empire State Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Broadway Theater Marquees
  • Las Vegas Strip
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Seattle’s Space Needle
  • Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple
  • Gateway Arch in St. Louis
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
  • St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
  • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London
  • Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube
  • Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong
  • Sydney’s Opera House

Please click on the video link. Earth Hour is not about saying if we shut off our lights we are saving the planet. I have heard critics call us stupid for doing this. Earth hour is about uniting the masses and sending a message to the worlds governments that we want to save our planet, that we believe in global warming and that we need to stop destroying the earth. Watch the video and decide for yourself if you will join us in turning off your lights for one hour on March 27, 2010 at 8:30pm local time. it is an amazing thing to be involved in, and this year i will try to get my whole city involved.

I just heard about Dr. John, and my deepest sympathies to all of his friends and family. I will miss his sweet comments and his contributions to the Friday Flash Fiction. The blogging community lost a wonderful member yesterday.


Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this idea...this small movement that is growing!

Syd said...

I've put it on my calendar. Thanks for the reminder. I didn't know Dr. John. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

That's a fascinating video. I don't really believe in global warming as a theory of planetary destruction, but I do believe in conservation and being a good steward of this natural gift we live in and on, I believe in the regenerative powers of God too, so if we live in contemplation of what we can bring to the world instead of what we can take from it, we should never run out of resources. The body, the planet, the universe....all become miraculously restored in thoughtful contemplation of what gifts and service we can bring to the table... while we are provided with all we need as well :) I love that!

AnyEdge said...

It is a lovely idea. Just remember that candles are far far worse pollutants than lightbulbs, and that powerstations use enormous amounts of energy to power up and power down, but much less to simply stay on.

Turning off the power is great, if done carefully, and not replaced with things that ar far worse.

Ms Hen said...

This is a wonderful thing. Turning it all off.

I did not know candles were causes of pollutants. (learn something new).

Sorry about Dr. John...

Mama Zen said...

Our town does Earth Hour each year. And, all of the schools really get into it.

Thom is doing a guestbook for Dr. John. I hope that you don't mind if I leave you the link.


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