Skip to comments.Get ready for Earth Hour 2010 (March 27, 2010)
Posted on 01/21/2010 6:53:43 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
(On March 27, cities around the world will turn out their lights for 60 minutes.)
Environmentalists: Prepare to turn out your lights. Plans for Earth Hour 2010 are officially underway and the 60 minutes are expected to be darker than ever!
World Wildlife Funds Earth Hour is a now a 3-year-old annual event when everyone is encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour saving some electric energy in the short term while hopefully encouraging all to ponder and act on environmental issues in the long term. In 2010, Earth Hour will be happening from 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and according to the press release, is expected to be the largest call for action on climate change in history.
Thats because lights will be going out at iconic places around the world, from the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to big hotels on the Vegas Strip. Like last year, many cities and even entire states are expected to take part in the event as Earth Hour partners and plan fun events for the hour of darkness. In Los Angeles last year, for example, we had a big event at L.A. Live featuring the mayor, a live D.J., and other performers. Many restaurants offered special candlelit Earth Hour deals, and comedy theaters featured half-lit performances.
You can find out if your state, city, town, business or organization has signed up to join Earth Hour by visiting the website and clicking on your state then use Earth Hours toolkit to get all those groups involved. Of course, many individuals plan their own electricity-free activities, whether its a candlelight enviro-rally with friends or a solitary nap.
Mark March 27 on your calendar and start planning now!
‘WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!’ alarmist video embedded at link. Don’t miss it! *SNORT*
I’ll have to make sure to turn all my lights and TVs on and leave my cars running during that hour. Maybe I’ll take cans out of other people’s recycling bins and put them in my trashcan.
The additional electic bill and gasoline expenditure will be worth it.
Um... sorry, but I have to run every appliance and turn on every light in my house at that particular date and time.
Last year, I joked with my wife about getting some of those rotating spotlights for the earth hour.
LOL... last year my neighbors house went dark. At that moment I lit up my house like Chevy Chase in National Lampoons Christmas. I had flood lights, shop lights, lawnmowers running....
Methinks they doth miss the point.
A couple neighbors will turn off their lights and abhor the fine example I'll be setting. That is good enough for me.
I have mixed feelings. I may get my telescope out if the sky is clear, in which case my home will look just like an environmental nutcase lives there. An hour of observing with fewer background lights would be a good thing. On the other hand, I’ll have every light I own on if it’s cloudy.
Time to bust out the 1000-watt floodlights.
We will cure the world’s problems if only we turn out the lights and live like it was 1400. NOT.
At least they aren’t proposing a no flush hour.
Hey we have a local equipment rental place that will rent those for about $75 a day. They run on a small deisel engine and a generator.
My brother bought a light like that but its the kind that road crews use for working at night. Thats a great idea to light my hippy neighbor’s house up when they cut off their lights.
That’s all we would expect of you. I live out in the boonies, so it’s pitch-dark out here EVERY night. I have a few motion lights that come on when a racoon waddles by, but the star gazing is always wonderful. :)
Are you familiar with this site? Nicely done with tons of info:
Gaea worship is a form of idolatry. You only need to read a little bit of what Julian Jaynes had to say on the topic to comprehend why that is a bad thing...
Good idea. Since the tree huggers will have all their lights out, it'll slow down the requests for electric, so our meters won't spin that fast, hence a good time to use electricity.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but turning off the lights won't save electricity, just the person's electric bill. The electricity will still be produced, just not used. Electricity isn't stored and doesn't hang around waiting for someone to turn on a light.
If I'm not mistaken, the electricity you use is produced more or less when you use it, based more on anticipated demand than on actual, so not all produced electricity does work. Use it or lose it.
On active message boards which are equal to chat rooms,this night ranks right up there with “a day without messicans” as it IS an evening without libs for a while.
wish they did it once a month.
Turned on every light in my house last year for this.
Will do so again this year.
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