Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earth Hour ...tonight between 8-9 pm

This post is going around the world, via the Internet:

It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?

The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour.

On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. This massive collective effort reduced Sydney's energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for one hour.

With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off, and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.

*Extract taken from www.earthhour.org

Register yourself at http://www.earthhour.org/user/jDlR to show your support, if you wish!

Pris note: I'm going to do it. While it was symbolic when done in only one place last year, it has the potential to be much more if widespread. We waste so much energy it's amazing.

3 comments:

Scot said...

Pris
Thanks for the post--it just seems like a why not idea.

JimK said...

The house got very silent.
Became more solid somehow.
So many whirring things
around the place.
Placed a few tea candles.
We are used to outages here
in the land of the ice storm.

Pris said...

It was a neat experience, wasn't it? If it serves as a prod to remind people to turn unneeded lights out it did its job.