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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I just zip tied the trigger on my 2 sawalls and one skill saws ready to watch um whirl
Let your light shine BRIGHT.
This? Again? About to bolt to a headbanger concert that just SUCKS the power out of the wall. See everyone on the other side.
I will be attending a live production of the musical “Beauty and The Beast” at Calvary Chapel Theater, with it’s Beautiful new theater filled with Lighting, computerized sets and staging, Huge amplified sound system, and use lots and lots of electricity! Also participate with fellow Christians in what promises to be an evening filled with fun, music, art, and fellowship.
That is what I think of Earth Hour!
Oh and of course it’s AIR CONDITIONED! LOL!!!!
Here is my house at Earth Hour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHwa-Iq1Bx4
That’s silly, Drango. Just do what you would do if you hadn’t read about this. I’ll be cozied up in my toasty waterbed watching the 43” plasma play movies off my PC.
The rest of the lights and devices will be out (except for the stuff the wife and kids leave on) and my heat will be turned down.
Peace be with you...
Opened my sunroof and turned on the air conditioner.
Oh, I can’t wait. Every light is going on.
"Turn ON the lights ... their party's o-ver!"
I have a 50" and a 47" plasma. And if I could do it, I'd turn off the energy star for an hour.
Damn! Missed it!
Turn on all your lights for Human Achievement Day!
The lights off shore are the vast Korean fishing fleet. Light attracts fish.
This is my house;
...and keep Freeping too.
Yes! Human Achievement Day has been promoted all over Canada by Sun News! This conservative news channel is hard-hitting and makes Fox look timid and semi-flaky.
All lights on from 8:30 to 9:30 for HAH...Human Achievement Hour.