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Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011

I just discovered a thing called Earth Hour. (Forgive me, I really did live in a cultural vacuum in Costa Rica.)

On Saturday, March 26, at 8:30 p.m., we are being urged to turn out all our lights for one hour.

There is much discussion out there as to whether or not this actually addresses the real issue of power conservation or whether it’s just a token gesture. World Wildlife Fund encourages us to make this the first step in changing our habits and suggest ways to take action on a number of different issues that can make a continual difference. In the same spirit of going beyond earth hour, I wrote a post earlier this week for Celebrate Green which suggest several fun ways you can continue to make less of an impact on the environment.

Whether or not Earth Hour translates into an ongoing commitment to use less energy, it certainly makes an impact during its yearly hour. In 2010, 126 countries and over 1 billion people participated. [1] This year, 131 countries and provinces have committed to participation.

- Jocelyn Broyles

[1] Earth Hour, Wikipedia

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10:15AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

ty

12:24PM PST on Jan 4, 2013

thanks

12:33PM PDT on May 27, 2011

Thanks a lot.

2:15AM PDT on May 1, 2011

done it :)

10:38AM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

sorry i missed this

8:28PM PDT on Apr 18, 2011

THANKS 2 INFORM

12:09AM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

oops
i ment hour =)

12:08AM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

i think an our in the year is not enough!
why not an our per week oder per month??

6:40PM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

I read somewhere that using a candle actually produces more pollution than one light bulb, so when I do Earth hour, rather than turn on one lamp and carry around with me, I nap. ;)

8:09PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

I love earth hour. Earth hour every hour. earth day every day.

since then I've tried to have at least one extra earth hour each week at home...

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