Skip to comments.Earth Hour observed all over the world. (I'm turning on every light)
Posted on 03/31/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by Drango
What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? A glimpse will be offered today when millions of participants all over the globe -- from Egypt's Tahrir Square to Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral -- are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour. Sydney's symbolic Opera House and Harbor Bridge were a couple of the first places to go dark, as Australians took part in the global effort to raise awareness over climate change and show the need for sustainability. The event takes place worldwide on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, during which time people are encouraged to turn off their lights for 60 minutes. ~snip
The organization holds the event annually on the last weekend in March because it's about "the time of the spring and fall equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively. This allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global 'lights out' event," says the WWF Web site. In the United States, five states are participating Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana and New Hampshire -- and almost 60 cities and towns not to mention many more landmarks, buildings, colleges, businesses, and organizations. The rest of the world is acting in a similar fashion. New Zealand got a two-hour head start of Australia, as lights were turned off at Sky Tower in Auckland and parliament buildings in Wellington. Several buildings along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong participated, including the International Finance Centre, ... ~snip
Libya, Algeria, Bhutan and French Guinea. "Earth Hour 2012 is a celebration of people power," WWF official Dermot O'Gorman told reporters, including AP, hours before the event in Sydney. "(It's) the world's largest mass event in support of the planet."
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Hasn’t Sun been great promoting Human Achievement Hour? Are you watching the fight tonight?
Utopian compliance winner, NK.
Same here. Every house is either normal brightness or even more lights on than usual.
Ditto here....all lights on, every room, every hallway....
My water heater is electric too. I think I'll run 50 or 60 gallons of hot water down the drain. The high usage might cost me a buck or too but it's well worth it.
What crap. Is this going to feed the children of Biafra?
I got my house glowing like a beacon.
Mine are going on until 9:30 Pacific so 4 hours of wonderful energy.
Pray for America
I will take a dump in a nearby creek, chase and run over squirrels, poison frogs, shoot eagles, torture ants, and skin my cat. Take that, Al Gore!
can you give me the link where you got that photo please?
I’m looking to buy land and then put a small cabin there where I can see the stars at night.
Here we can see stars quite good but I’m looking to get away from even a road for at least 10 miles
Gotta fire up the electric guitar too!!!
Here's my house! (Not really.)
>>Turn on your lights America.
Nah, I think I’ll just do a little arc-welding on my 4x4 instead.
Florida? Forgotten Coast or dead-center Everglades. Everywhere else has light pollution.
Just took a peek outside and guess what? My crazy libtard cross street neighbor took you up on your invite; her house is lit like a Christmas tree. Is this the day that Rush sends his plane coast to coast for no reason? Or is that another nutty made up observance day?
Celebration of light. Blazin away north of 49.
I just got back form a 20 minute drive around the neighborhood in my SUV. A few houses are dark, but not more than normal. Most houses have the same or more lights on.
We burnt an old 27” CRT TV.
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