Friday, March 27, 2009

Lights Out!

So tomorrow is a special day. From 8:30 - 9:30 (20:30 - 21:30) in the evening, participants in 84 countries will be turning their lights off for Earth Hour 2009 to highlight global climate change. "Earth Hour makes a powerful statement that the world is going to solve this problem," said Carter Roberts, chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund, which sponsors Earth Hour. "Everyone is realizing the enormous effect that climate change will have on them."

I'm not so interested in this event for the climate change aspect, but for the unintended publicity and awareness of conserving energy. If events light Earth Hour positively spin time without electricity, maybe more people more often will turn off the lights.

Give it a try tomorrow. Think of how much money you could save from your utility bill if you turned out the lights and electricity for one hour each month. Or each week. Or even each day. After all, your imagination reaches new heights and runs wild when you turn out the lights.

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