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Earth Hour Mar 26, 2011

Next Saturday, Mar 26 is the 2011 day to celebrate Earth Hour and, at 8:30 pm your time, turn out all your lights and non-essential electric appliances and celebrate the transition from day to night. Click the link above and get lots of ideas and information.

As you know from past posts, I am a huge advocate for diminished use of electric lights at night. It’s not that I think that we should do away with them all together, it is just that I think that we should be willing to celebrate the night and avoid wasting electricity, where possible.

So what is Earth Hour? From the Earth Hour web site:

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

This year the challenge is to go “Beyond The Hour” and take another step to conserve your energy and do what you can to limit your energy footprint and have your impact on curbing climate change. You can go to “Beyond The Hour and add your idea for saving energy. We all, business and individual, need to find ways that we can do things a little differently. Post your idea here.

My Idea? It is nearly a full moon tonight, it’s a great night for exploring what is out and about in the dark. It should be bright enough to see a lot without the need to use a flashlight. See you there!

What did you see?

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