Just a few days left before Earth Hour—March 29, 2008. 8-9pm. Between
now and then send a reminder to your blogosphere connections to
participate. You can continue to remind people about conserving energy
for the rest of the year too! Here’s how…
Forward this information or create an original. (The image in this post
is a photo taken from one of the many posters, billboards in Chicago.)
Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Turn down the heat. Don’t
waste fuel by idling your car. These and more tips to save energy and
help the environment are second nature to most people by now. Yet many still wonder: I’m just one person. What can I do to fight global warming? Earth Hour began with this very question.
Sydney said, “On March 31, 2007, 2.2 million people and 2,100
businesses turned off their lights for one hour,” the Earth Hour
website proudly proclaims. This marked a reported decrease of 10.2% in
Sydney’s energy use in that hour, “…the equivalent of taking 48,000
cars off the road for a year.”
The movement grew
Global warming is big news, and a project as big as Earth Hour quickly drew attention.
People from anywhere in the world are encouraged to sign up, and
specific activities and groups will be organized to “ring in” Earth
Hour from 8:00-9:00 p.m. in most major cities on March 29 including:
* San Francisco
* Tel Aviv
Check the website for time and details in your city on earthhour.org
The Earth Hour organizers recognize that one hour annually is “a symbol” rather than an action that will end global warming.
Their extended goals include educating the public about simple steps
that can reduce energy consumption and climate change, and taking part
in a year-long initiative.