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Earth Hour Is Coming!

March 26, 2009

Don’t forget to turn your lights off this Saturday at 8:30pm (local time) for Earth Hour. I swear, I think this is the best thing to come out of Australia since Crocodile Dundee. The idea is to send a message – we are environment-aware and we want a sustainable future.

It’s supposed to be nothing more than an event to raise awareness, but when folks turn off their lights and unplug unnecessary appliances, they will save energy. How much? Nobody’s really saying (maybe because there’s no way to really tell without knowing exact numbers of participation, or at least a solid estimation), but I did find Courtney Humphrey’s Facebook page, where she crunches some digits.

Join in. Even if it’s nothing more than a symbolic gesture, it will raise awareness one neighborhood street at a time, one business district at a time. It will remind us to unplug non-essential appliances when we’re not using them, replace old lightbulbs with energy savers (which are cheap when purchased at Costco, ahem), and to take our role as stewards of the earth more seriously.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 27, 2009 9:24 pm

    Thanks for the reminder!

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