Skip to comments.For a ‘greener’ planet: Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowd-funding call
Posted on 03/30/2014 12:01:00 AM PDT by kingattax
Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects.
Sydneys Opera House and Harbour Bridge were among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for 60 minutes during Saturdays event. An estimated 7,000 cities and towns from New Zealand to New York are taking part.
Hong Kongs stunning waterfront skyline was unrecognisable on Saturday evening, with the citys tallest skyscraper, the International Commerce Centre, stripped of the vast light show usually wrapped around its 118 stories. Blazing neon signs advertising some of the worlds largest brands were shut off, leaving the view of the heavily vertical city peppered only with tiny lights from buildings interiors.
Earth Hour partnered with payments giant PayPal to allow donors to contribute to specific projects from Russia and India to Canada and Indonesia, using Asian fundraising site Crowdonomic.
Earth Hour chief executive Andy Ridley said before the lights went off in Singapore that the event had moved beyond symbolism to concrete action.
If you want to get real social change you need to have symbolism, he told AFP. We are seeing some really big outcomes.
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to prevent that evil CO2 from destroying mother Earth, we will ask all the greenies who turned off their lights for one hour to hold their breath for one hour instead.
I’m celebrating Civilization Hour.
I will be roasting a condor and owl side dish over California redwood in celebration.
Then I will take up my black footed ferret nunchuks and beat some envirowacky heads in.
After that, they get forcibly bathed, shaved, and force fed Angus beef and bacon cooked over rare wood coals.
all that in one hour ?
its a silly way to embrace so-called climate change.
Then again, something appeals to Green wackos about turning lights off I can’t fathom.
I left mine on just in case you wonder.
Just looks like self imposed austerity rich in symbolism & alarmist rhetoric.
I didn’t know about this event or I would have turned on more lights.
The trick is in the prep work and pre-staging!
got ya....keep up the good work
The Hong Kong light show is pretty neat when you watch it from a boat in the harbor. There are some youtube videos that show some of it.
And having assistants that actually help.
Unlike nieces and nephews who “unhelp”.
I have friends who were doing this. Is this anything other than a way for rich people to jerk around poor people?
I burned a bunch of plastic bags...I figured we need to open the hole in the ozone layer again to let all the globull warming out....What a bunch of idiots thinking by living in the dark for an hour, that the refineries that produce the electricity are shutting down. What a bunch of morons.
Oh well, the smart ones realise that - the hour of lights off is meant to be “symbolic”. It is too. Of the increasingly mean and oppressive society that they want us all to embrace.
North Korea has been lights out forever.
North Korea wins again.
Not to mention the failures that naturally occur to lights from the power surge when the lamps are first struck.
We never heard about it here in the Philippines. Sorry that I missed it. I would have turned on more lights.