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Earth Hour observed all over the world. (I'm turning on every light)
yahooooooooo ^ | 3/31/12 | Wendy Carpenter

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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To: Drango

In darkness there is no light.


81 posted on 03/31/2012 6:57:59 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Drango

Thanks for the reminder!! And...Let There Be Light!!

In honor of Thomas Edison and American achievement, I am turning on ALL the floodlights around my home.

Let it shine...


82 posted on 03/31/2012 7:10:50 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Drango

All the lights on in CDT. :) I feel so righteous!


83 posted on 03/31/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: Drango

Thanks for the reminder post. 8:30 on the nose I lit ‘er all up.


84 posted on 03/31/2012 7:39:09 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: LUV W

Well, I didn’t go all out as some of you. I just wanted to make sure the neighbors know I rebel against this crud - so 80-90% of the lights were on because they can see those lights.

And that’s all I care about - to help the satellite image and to push it in the face of my neighbors!


85 posted on 03/31/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: lovesdogs

I’m betting that’s for (sneering childish mocking vocals..) Earth DAY.


86 posted on 03/31/2012 7:41:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

You did good. I couldn’t do my outdoor lights because they are on a motion sensor and just went off after a few minutes. But the house was really lit up...tv on....steamer on....AC on.....

Every little bit that we can stick it to them makes me feel good! :)


87 posted on 03/31/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: Drango
I'm turning on EVERY light in the house @ 8:30 tonight. And doing a load of laundry.

Thanks for the reminder. I've turned up the natural gas heat four degrees, turned on the porch light and burning wood in the fireplace. If it helps warm up my area in the world, all the better for us!

88 posted on 03/31/2012 7:49:05 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Drango
Join me.

Hardly...

An electron saved, is an electron earned! ;)

89 posted on 03/31/2012 7:59:34 PM PDT by Errant
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To: maine-iac7
Hmmm...according to your US map, that one guy in North Dakota is REALLY doing his part to light up the sky.

This whole Earth Hour thing is just STUPID. I bet if you counted in the costs of turning off, then turning power back on that it takes MORE energy to get things "warmed up" again.

It reminds me of when NBC turned off their lights during some football broadcast. Bob Costas and the other guys just sat there in the dim studio, looking like fools. Studio lights don't just come right back on, they take a long time to come back to their full brightness. Plus it wears out electrical devices faster when you keep doing this.

90 posted on 03/31/2012 7:59:40 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Drango

Instead they should get on their knees and pray.


91 posted on 03/31/2012 8:03:55 PM PDT by publius321
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To: Drango

Got the computer on (of course), microwave, clothes dryer, TV all going, and all the lights on, inside and out.


92 posted on 03/31/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Drango

I’m commemorating by burning styrofoam and plastic Walmart carriers in the back yard.


93 posted on 03/31/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Drango
I'm turning on EVERY light in the house @ 8:30tonight...

I'm in!

94 posted on 03/31/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yes. That is the one...Earth day. It used to be Arbor day when I was a kid. These days the libs cannot be happy with simply planting a tree. Now we must save the earth.


95 posted on 03/31/2012 8:20:18 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: lovesdogs

Well, Earth Day is always April 22. Arbor Day varied, but looks like it’s mostly AROUND that time. Depends. Arbor Day has been around a long time. Hippies invented ED - gulp - basically at my birth. This goes along with the whole Kwanzaa invention. Geesh. The ‘60s sucked big rocks.


96 posted on 03/31/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drango

Did I miss that? Darn!


97 posted on 03/31/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: boop

“It reminds me of when NBC turned off their lights during some football broadcast. Bob Costas and the other guys just sat there in the dim studio”

I almost forgot about that holier-than-thou moment.

Yet, they were all so upset this year when the lights went out on their own at that playoff game....


98 posted on 03/31/2012 8:31:58 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drango

Earth what?

Was I supposed to observe something?

:-)


99 posted on 03/31/2012 8:54:53 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: South Hawthorne
"...I really don't feel like paying for the electricity, so I'm going to buy six sleeves of Styrofoam cups, unwrap them, and run them over in the grocery store parking lot..."


100 posted on 03/31/2012 9:09:17 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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