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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: FormerACLUmember

The lights off shore are the vast Korean fishing fleet. Light attracts fish.....

As Johnny Carson used to say,
“I did not know that”


21 posted on 03/31/2012 3:59:57 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: FormerACLUmember

and turning on all my lights for edison hour


22 posted on 03/31/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: garjog

Amazing Christmas-time light show there! WOW


23 posted on 03/31/2012 4:01:34 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: JudyinCanada; FormerACLUmember
I bump your Human Achievement Hour

I didn't know about it. Thank you.

24 posted on 03/31/2012 4:01:43 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

Will have all the lights on in the house, garage and car.Will have all the window shades open, with lights pointed outward for the benefit of any satellite photos. Bonfire in the back yard for the same reason. Air conditioner running at full speed, with windows open, oven and all stove burners on high. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. I wonder how fast our electric meter can spin.


25 posted on 03/31/2012 4:02:37 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Drango
"What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? "

North Korea... Next question jackass!?

26 posted on 03/31/2012 4:05:07 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Drango

I’m turning on every light, all TVs and radios, plugging in floor heater, putting on my security light, and running my blow dryer (kitty needs her bath).

I’m still waiting for Gaia Toilet Paper Day with Sheryl Crow as the parade marshall! Idiots!


27 posted on 03/31/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: garjog

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t have time to hang Christmas lights, but I can stretch some out on the lawn.


28 posted on 03/31/2012 4:06:51 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: keypro
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29 posted on 03/31/2012 4:07:48 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: Drango
I'm watching SUN News TV on satellite here in Canada right now. They're calling this thing tonight, “Human Achievement Hour”. Turn on your favorite thing that illustrates how creative we are. TV, electric lights, telephones, whatever.
One of the hosts says he's going to jam open the refrigerator door and turn on a space heater, then let them battle it out.
30 posted on 03/31/2012 4:10:07 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Drango
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.

Bonus, the store is just east of the Delaware river, take that, stupid fishes.

31 posted on 03/31/2012 4:11:46 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Drango

Earth Day was (originally) a COMMUNIST celebration designed to weaken the U.S. from within. That is why the day was set, not by coincidence, on the birthday of Karl Marx.


32 posted on 03/31/2012 4:12:44 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: avacado
"What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? "

North Korea

In solidarity with NK, Libya, Liberia, Zimbabwe and Somalia...I celebrate Human Achievement Hour!

33 posted on 03/31/2012 4:13:44 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: South Hawthorne

I’m watching SUN News TV on satellite here in Canada right now. They’re calling this thing tonight, “Human Achievement Hour”. Turn on your favorite thing that illustrates how creative we are. TV, electric lights, telephones, whatever.
One of the hosts says he’s going to jam open the refrigerator door and turn on a space heater, then let them battle it out.

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.
Bonus, the store is just east of the Delaware river, take that, stupid fishes.

I absolutely LOVE Free Republic


34 posted on 03/31/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: Drango

Oh thank God you posted this!

I will be proud to turn on all our lights! Thanks for the reminder!

I bet our snippy neighbors with the PITA Papillons will be all dark, too. They seemed to be last year.

Lights a-blazin’!


35 posted on 03/31/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: keypro

Me too, me too.

We are not alone when we have FR, for so many reasons.


36 posted on 03/31/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by itssme (re)
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To: Drango

I have several, double 300-watt shop lights on stands. I’ll bring them out on the driveway and point them upward.


37 posted on 03/31/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Drango

Why doesn’t it start at the top of the hour?


38 posted on 03/31/2012 4:25:03 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: wizwor

“Just do what you would do if you hadn’t read about this.”

That just looks like you are just ignorant of the movement’s plans.


39 posted on 03/31/2012 4:25:33 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mardi59

Just for good measure, should we keep our toilets on auto-flush for the Hour, too? :D


40 posted on 03/31/2012 4:30:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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