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Global landmarks to switch off the lights for Earth Hour 2014
CTV News‎ ^ | 03-17-2014

Posted on 03/22/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016

Famous buildings and monuments around the world will be plunged into darkness on March 29 to honour the global environmental initiative Earth Hour.

In North America, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Empire State Building in New York and the Space Needle in Seattle are just some of the legendary sites which will be dimming their lights for the event. Earth Hour USA has launched a social media campaign to encourage buildings such as Navy Pier in Chicago and the Alamo Shrine in Texas to take part. On the Canadian border, even Niagara Falls will see its power cut out, along with the CN Tower.

In the U.K., swathes of London will go dark, with Wembley Stadium, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye just some of the many buildings involved in the initiative. Elsewhere in the U.K., Brighton Pier, Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Parliament will also be switching off.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctvnews.ca ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2014; earthhour; earthhour2014
Derp Hour 2014 is at 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 29.
1 posted on 03/22/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

More feel good symbolism from the goofyass commies.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I will be ablaze, as always!


3 posted on 03/22/2014 11:12:25 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: PaulCruz2016

Coincidentally, that’s the same time I’m lighting all my backyard tiki torches.

I used the rendered fat of spotted owls for fuel.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 11:14:16 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
will be plunged into darkness on March 29

A metaphor for living under Liberalism.
5 posted on 03/22/2014 11:15:30 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I turn everything I can off, at least an hour earlier. Then I turn everything I can on, as soon as the hour begins. That’s a double whammy, for messing with their bogus statistics on “savings”.


6 posted on 03/22/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: PaulCruz2016

Every light in the house will be on.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 11:17:57 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: grobdriver

I, as the old Motel 6 ad proclaimed, “will leave the lights on for ya!”


8 posted on 03/22/2014 11:19:58 AM PDT by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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To: DemforBush

LOL! I’m collecting styrofoam for a bonfire. ;-)


9 posted on 03/22/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Let there be light!!

These are people of the darkness.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 11:22:52 AM PDT by aquila48 (tota)
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To: PaulCruz2016; FlingWingFlyer

I am glad it is a weekend at least. Most will not have to walk along now dark areas to get home from work. I wonder how much it saves on electricity. I am stunned how many buildings are kept on all night way after we leave from the workday and also tons of lights are kept on all weekend too. I just would love to know how much this really saves the World. One day they say we are not going to have enough electricity in the future and the next day they are touting new electronic cars so bottom line, I am mystified by this whole thing. If it works then explain that to us with facts.


11 posted on 03/22/2014 11:29:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

How to throw an old tire BBQ.

1) Get a bunch of old tires.
2) Pour gasoline on them.
3) Set them on fire.
4) Be sure to eat your BBQ upwind.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 11:32:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: acapesket

It’s been so bloody cold this winter I haven’t been able to take down my Christmas lights - nothing like a good occasion to fire ‘em up again!


13 posted on 03/22/2014 11:32:10 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: PaulCruz2016

To ‘honour’ [sic] the global environmental initiative, we celebrated a month early by going dark for ALL of February 29th this year .....


14 posted on 03/22/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT by mikrofon (Feel the Power of the Daaark Side -- NOT)
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To: PaulCruz2016

How about getting really serious and turning off the approach lights and beacons at all major airports?


15 posted on 03/22/2014 11:42:59 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: PaulCruz2016
Anyone have a copy of that picture of the North Korean city where the only light is on Chubby Kim's portrait?
16 posted on 03/22/2014 11:45:39 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Let’s all look like North Korea. What BS


17 posted on 03/22/2014 11:50:08 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Good time for robberies to occur.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 11:50:12 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The Mandela protest method

1) Get a bunch of old tires.
2) Put over the EnviroNuts head Round his/her Neck
3) Pour gasoline in them.
4) Set them on fire.
4) Be sure to stay upwind.

19 posted on 03/22/2014 11:57:01 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

So lib-tards want to live in a cave? GO AHEAD save the earth, live in a cave w/o electricity.

Just don’t bother me while I’m watching a movie on my big tv with surround sound!


20 posted on 03/22/2014 12:04:03 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: bicyclerepair

and Nuking the PopCorn


21 posted on 03/22/2014 12:06:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PaulCruz2016
guess i'll have turn every light in the house on then
22 posted on 03/22/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: PaulCruz2016

More for me then....my lights will blaze bright as a testament to the brains who figured it all out....to the brawn that set it all up and to the glory of the freedom that made it all possible.


23 posted on 03/22/2014 12:18:55 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: PaulCruz2016

Considering that right now, on the first full day of ‘spring’ it is 10 degrees here and our low temperature tonight will be -7, I think I’ll burn some tires instead.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 12:22:26 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I am envisioning a ‘light sculpture’ made of of 100-watt incandescent bulbs, shaped like a ginormous hand posed in a “middle finger salute” on top of someone’s house.

It makes me smile.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 12:28:35 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Light ‘em if you got ‘em!


26 posted on 03/22/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT by 867V309 (Obammy = LIAR)
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To: acapesket
I will be ablaze, as always!

I'm envious. I had to burn all my tires this winter to stay warm.
27 posted on 03/22/2014 12:40:28 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

And I haven’t even started my shopping.


28 posted on 03/22/2014 12:43:19 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Oh yes Earth Hour, the hour we turn on every light and machine we own. It’s a very lively and exciting home event!


29 posted on 03/22/2014 1:39:18 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: PaulCruz2016

See: North Korea any time of year at night. Dark. Just like the souls of those who want us to give up our freedom for a farce. I will not.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 1:40:30 PM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Celebrate Human Achievement Hour 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On March 29, some people will be sitting in the dark to express their "vote" for action on global climate change. Instead, you can join the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the thousands of people around the world who will be celebrating Human Achievement Hour (HAH). Leave your lights on to express your appreciation for the inventions and innovations that make today the best time to be alive and the recognition that future solutions require individual freedom not government coercion.

Human Achievement Hour (HAH) is a celebration of individual freedom and appreciation of the achievements and innovations that people have used to improve their lives throughout history. To celebrate Human Achievement Hour, participants need only to spend the hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 29 enjoying the benefits of capitalism and human innovation: Gather with friends in the warmth of a heated home, watch television, take a hot shower, drink a beer, call a loved one on the phone, or listen to music.

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, some people will shut off their lights and spend an hour in darkness as a symbolic vote against global climate change. Observers of Earth Hour want world leaders to “do something” about pollution and energy use. What this means is that they want politicians to use legal mandates and punitive taxes to prevent individuals from freely using resources, hindering our ability to create the solutions and technologies of the future. Instead, the Competitive Enterprise Institute asks you to spend that hour with your lights *on* in celebration of Human Achievement Hour.

HAH is an annual event meant to recognize and celebrate the fact that this is the greatest time to be alive, and that the reason we have come is that people have been free to use their minds and the resources in their environment to experiment, create, and innovate. Participants in HAH recognize the necessity to protect the individual persons from government coercion, so that we may continue innovating and improving our lives and the world around us.

See how far we’ve come.

31 posted on 03/22/2014 2:13:18 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: PA Engineer

Aw come on! Ya gotta couple of trees in your back yard!
Tires musta stunk!


32 posted on 03/22/2014 9:46:24 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: PaulCruz2016

I’ll counter them by turning on every light we hwve!!!


33 posted on 03/22/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: acapesket
Tires musta stunk!

I'm saving the trees to keep warm this summer. I waited to the prevailing wind was blowing towards the neighbor I don't like. Will probably need to clean the chimneys sooner. ;-)
34 posted on 03/22/2014 10:10:51 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

What a great idea! I have a nasty neighbor too! Think I’ll strip my kid’s car this summer!


35 posted on 03/22/2014 10:23:44 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Bravo !!!
36 posted on 03/23/2014 3:11:13 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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