Saturday, March 29, 2008
What happens if we all turn out the lights?
Have you heard about Earth Hour?
Well, if you haven't, you have now. And it's tonight, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm
The idea behind Earth Hour is that, by turning off all the electricity in our homes for one hour this evening, we will be joining millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change.
From the Earth Hour website:
"Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. "
We invite everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time)–whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.
Join people all around the world in showing that you care about our planet and want to play a part in helping to fight climate change. Don’t forget to sign up and let us know you want to join Earth Hour.
One hour, America. Earth Hour. Turn out for Earth Hour! "
Check out the Earth Hour website if you get a chance, it's pretty cool.
If you bring up Google, they've turned their normally bright,white screen dark for the day.
What will YOU be doing at 8:00pm tonight? :-)
(...my chicks are going to FREAK!)