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    "Flicking the Lights Off" and Other Reasons to Celebrate Earth Hour

    Join the global movement to fight climate change, save energy and stand up for going green.

    Also see pics from last year's Earth Hour.

    March 22, 2009 at 5:46PM by Brian Clark Howard |

    On Saturday, March 28, the world will celebrate Earth Hour 2009. Once it hits 8:30 pm local time in every time zone, millions of participants will turn off their lights, and make a statement against global warming.

    While pundits have debated whether Earth Hour really makes a difference, we already know it makes a difference in the hearts and minds of the people. I just finished watching Josh Tickell's rousing, inspirational Fuel documentary, so I'm awash with hope (it actually made me cry a little, as did An Inconvenient Truth).

    A project of the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour has soared in popularity over the past few years, and now counts more than 100 cities and towns as supporters, agreeing to darken some of the nation's most famous skylines: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Around the world more than 1,500 cities, towns and villages in 80 countries will participate, as the darkness (in this case a symbol of hope) cascades across our planet, our only home. That includes Beijing, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, Toronto and Sydney, where the practice began.

    For Earth Hour I plan on being at a going away party for a fellow green writer, and I'm told we will be observing the darkness, which should be a lot of fun. (I'll try not to wear too much vintage polyester, in case there's a lot of candles.) See how The Daily Green spent last year's Earth Hour in photos.

    Need some suggestions for thing to do in the dark? We know you won't have trouble thinking of several, but everyone can use a little inspiration. See what many other cities and groups did last year, from toasting "eco-tinis," to night hikes and meditative yoga.

    Also check out this cute video for Earth Hour, a parody of a certain precocious comedian. It's well done.

    Celebrate Earth Hour
    Join the global movement to fight climate change, save energy and stand up for going green.
    Also see pics from last year's Earth Hour.
    March 22, 2009 at 5:46PM by Brian Clark Howard | Comment


    Buzz up!
    On Saturday, March 28, the world will celebrate Earth Hour 2009. Once it hits 8:30 pm local time in every time zone, millions of participants will turn off their lights, and make a statement against global warming.

    While pundits have debated whether Earth Hour really makes a difference, we already know it makes a difference in the hearts and minds of the people. I just finished watching Josh Tickell's rousing, inspirational Fuel documentary, so I'm awash with hope (it actually made me cry a little, as did An Inconvenient Truth).

    A project of the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour has soared in popularity over the past few years, and now counts more than 100 cities and towns as supporters, agreeing to darken some of the nation's most famous skylines: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Around the world more than 1,500 cities, towns and villages in 80 countries will participate, as the darkness (in this case a symbol of hope) cascades across our planet, our only home. That includes Beijing, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, Toronto and Sydney, where the practice began.

    For Earth Hour I plan on being at a going away party for a fellow green writer, and I'm told we will be observing the darkness, which should be a lot of fun. (I'll try not to wear too much vintage polyester, in case there's a lot of candles.) See how The Daily Green spent last year's Earth Hour in photos.

    Need some suggestions for thing to do in the dark? We know you won't have trouble thinking of several, but everyone can use a little inspiration. See what many other cities and groups did last year, from toasting "eco-tinis," to night hikes and meditative yoga.

    Also check out this cute video for Earth Hour, a parody of a certain precocious comedian. It's well done.


    We're told that the building that hosts The Daily Green's office, Hearst Tower, will be going dark for Earth Hour. It is a gold LEED-certified green building, after all! Iconic landmarks and attractions in the U.S. that will go dark for one hour on March 28th include:

    New York


    U.N. headquarters building
    Coca-Cola digital billboard in Times Square
    Empire State Building, Time Warner Center and NY Life building

    Las Vegas


    The Las Vegas Strip including major casino and hotel properties such as the Luxor Las Vegas (its beam can be seen from space), Caesars Palace Las Vegas and Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
    Fremont Street Experience (largest digital screen in the world)
    "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.

    Washington, D.C.


    National Theater
    John A. Wilson City Building
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Judiciary Square

    Los Angeles


    Santa Monica Pier and Ferris Wheel
    Capitol Records building
    El Capitan and El Rey Theaters
    Griffith Observatory
    Pylons at LAX
    Pinks Hot Dog stand

    Chicago


    Sears Tower and John Hancock Building
    Navy Pier

    San Francisco


    Golden Gate Bridge
    Coit Tower
    TransAmerica Building

    Nashville


    Nashville's Honkytonks including Tootsie's, the Second Fiddle and the Stage on Broadway
    The AT&T Building
    Country Music Hall of Fame

    Atlanta


    Bank of America Plaza
    Fox Theater
    191 Peachtree Tower
    The Varsity

    In Addition:


    The Gateway Arch in St. Louis
    Zakim Bridge in Boston

    Celebrities who say they will participate: Oscar-nominated actor Edward Norton (the official US ambassador for Earth Hour 2009), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actresses Janeane Garofalo, Keisha Knight Pulliam and Jennette McCurdy, fashionistas Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, as well as musicians Linkin Park, Alanis Morissette, Jo Dee Messina, Big Kenny (Big & Rich), Gavin DeGraw, KT Tunstall, Mary Mary, Dierks Bently, Wynonna Judd, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Lady Antebellum, SHeDAISY, Finger Eleven, Simple Plan, Justin Nozuka, The Veronicas, Rise Against and Coldplay.

    Organizations: the American Federation of Teachers, Building Owners and Managers Association, National Council of 4-H, National Education Association, National Science Teachers Association, Newspaper Association of America Foundation, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

    Colleges: Columbia University, Gallaudet University, Howard University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, University of Miami, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Virginia and Georgia Tech University.

    Icons outside of the U.S. committed to shutting off their lights for Earth Hour include:

    Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
    Sydney Opera House
    Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
    Niagara Falls
    Stockholm Castle
    Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights and Taipei 101
    Burj Dubai and Burj Al Arab
    Moscow State University
    Coca-Cola sign at Piccadilly Circus and London Eye
    King Hussain's Mosque in Jordan
    Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand
    Victoria Square Dome in Ireland
    Edinburgh Castle in Scotland
    Table Mountain in South Africa

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/l...rth-hour-2009-460309
    Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.

    --John Wesley

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    "Flicking the Lights Off" and Other Reasons to Celebrate Earth Hour

    Join the global movement to fight climate change, save energy and stand up for going green.

    Also see pics from last year's Earth Hour.

    March 22, 2009 at 5:46PM by Brian Clark Howard |

    On Saturday, March 28, the world will celebrate Earth Hour 2009. Once it hits 8:30 pm local time in every time zone, millions of participants will turn off their lights, and make a statement against global warming.

    While pundits have debated whether Earth Hour really makes a difference, we already know it makes a difference in the hearts and minds of the people. I just finished watching Josh Tickell's rousing, inspirational Fuel documentary, so I'm awash with hope (it actually made me cry a little, as did An Inconvenient Truth).

    A project of the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour has soared in popularity over the past few years, and now counts more than 100 cities and towns as supporters, agreeing to darken some of the nation's most famous skylines: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Around the world more than 1,500 cities, towns and villages in 80 countries will participate, as the darkness (in this case a symbol of hope) cascades across our planet, our only home. That includes Beijing, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, Toronto and Sydney, where the practice began.

    For Earth Hour I plan on being at a going away party for a fellow green writer, and I'm told we will be observing the darkness, which should be a lot of fun. (I'll try not to wear too much vintage polyester, in case there's a lot of candles.) See how The Daily Green spent last year's Earth Hour in photos.

    Need some suggestions for thing to do in the dark? We know you won't have trouble thinking of several, but everyone can use a little inspiration. See what many other cities and groups did last year, from toasting "eco-tinis," to night hikes and meditative yoga.

    Also check out this cute video for Earth Hour, a parody of a certain precocious comedian. It's well done.

    Celebrate Earth Hour
    Join the global movement to fight climate change, save energy and stand up for going green.
    Also see pics from last year's Earth Hour.
    March 22, 2009 at 5:46PM by Brian Clark Howard | Comment


    Buzz up!
    On Saturday, March 28, the world will celebrate Earth Hour 2009. Once it hits 8:30 pm local time in every time zone, millions of participants will turn off their lights, and make a statement against global warming.

    While pundits have debated whether Earth Hour really makes a difference, we already know it makes a difference in the hearts and minds of the people. I just finished watching Josh Tickell's rousing, inspirational Fuel documentary, so I'm awash with hope (it actually made me cry a little, as did An Inconvenient Truth).

    A project of the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour has soared in popularity over the past few years, and now counts more than 100 cities and towns as supporters, agreeing to darken some of the nation's most famous skylines: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Around the world more than 1,500 cities, towns and villages in 80 countries will participate, as the darkness (in this case a symbol of hope) cascades across our planet, our only home. That includes Beijing, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, Toronto and Sydney, where the practice began.

    For Earth Hour I plan on being at a going away party for a fellow green writer, and I'm told we will be observing the darkness, which should be a lot of fun. (I'll try not to wear too much vintage polyester, in case there's a lot of candles.) See how The Daily Green spent last year's Earth Hour in photos.

    Need some suggestions for thing to do in the dark? We know you won't have trouble thinking of several, but everyone can use a little inspiration. See what many other cities and groups did last year, from toasting "eco-tinis," to night hikes and meditative yoga.

    Also check out this cute video for Earth Hour, a parody of a certain precocious comedian. It's well done.


    We're told that the building that hosts The Daily Green's office, Hearst Tower, will be going dark for Earth Hour. It is a gold LEED-certified green building, after all! Iconic landmarks and attractions in the U.S. that will go dark for one hour on March 28th include:

    New York


    U.N. headquarters building
    Coca-Cola digital billboard in Times Square
    Empire State Building, Time Warner Center and NY Life building

    Las Vegas


    The Las Vegas Strip including major casino and hotel properties such as the Luxor Las Vegas (its beam can be seen from space), Caesars Palace Las Vegas and Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
    Fremont Street Experience (largest digital screen in the world)
    "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.

    Washington, D.C.


    National Theater
    John A. Wilson City Building
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Judiciary Square

    Los Angeles


    Santa Monica Pier and Ferris Wheel
    Capitol Records building
    El Capitan and El Rey Theaters
    Griffith Observatory
    Pylons at LAX
    Pinks Hot Dog stand

    Chicago


    Sears Tower and John Hancock Building
    Navy Pier

    San Francisco


    Golden Gate Bridge
    Coit Tower
    TransAmerica Building

    Nashville


    Nashville's Honkytonks including Tootsie's, the Second Fiddle and the Stage on Broadway
    The AT&T Building
    Country Music Hall of Fame

    Atlanta


    Bank of America Plaza
    Fox Theater
    191 Peachtree Tower
    The Varsity

    In Addition:


    The Gateway Arch in St. Louis
    Zakim Bridge in Boston

    Celebrities who say they will participate: Oscar-nominated actor Edward Norton (the official US ambassador for Earth Hour 2009), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actresses Janeane Garofalo, Keisha Knight Pulliam and Jennette McCurdy, fashionistas Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, as well as musicians Linkin Park, Alanis Morissette, Jo Dee Messina, Big Kenny (Big & Rich), Gavin DeGraw, KT Tunstall, Mary Mary, Dierks Bently, Wynonna Judd, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Lady Antebellum, SHeDAISY, Finger Eleven, Simple Plan, Justin Nozuka, The Veronicas, Rise Against and Coldplay.

    Organizations: the American Federation of Teachers, Building Owners and Managers Association, National Council of 4-H, National Education Association, National Science Teachers Association, Newspaper Association of America Foundation, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

    Colleges: Columbia University, Gallaudet University, Howard University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, University of Miami, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Virginia and Georgia Tech University.

    Icons outside of the U.S. committed to shutting off their lights for Earth Hour include:

    Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
    Sydney Opera House
    Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
    Niagara Falls
    Stockholm Castle
    Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights and Taipei 101
    Burj Dubai and Burj Al Arab
    Moscow State University
    Coca-Cola sign at Piccadilly Circus and London Eye
    King Hussain's Mosque in Jordan
    Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand
    Victoria Square Dome in Ireland
    Edinburgh Castle in Scotland
    Table Mountain in South Africa

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/l...rth-hour-2009-460309
    Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.

    --John Wesley

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    • #3
      This is so retarded !!!

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      • #4
        I keep most of our lights off anyway, only two or three are on at 8:30 PM. I won't feel too bad leaving mine on. I have to save the candles for the upcoming thunderstorms - lol!!!

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        • #5
          I turn it off at 8 PM. My girl doesn't like it when the lights are on, she loves it in the dark.
          If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

          Democrats - Brave enough to KILL our unborn, just NOT our ENEMIES!

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          • #6
            I Am Always In The dark Anyway!
            Thats when those tricky lil fraudsters come Out, I Got Light Sticks and Laser Sights!
            See, I care About The world, glad To do my part!
            USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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            • #7
              There are times when it's better to be in the dark, eh?

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              • #8
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ProudUSC:
                There are times when it's better to be in the dark, eh? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                Why do women like darkness? Lights are awesome for some exploration
                If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

                Democrats - Brave enough to KILL our unborn, just NOT our ENEMIES!

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                • #9
                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by a9b3h5:
                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ProudUSC:
                  There are times when it's better to be in the dark, eh? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                  Why do women like darkness? Lights are awesome for some exploration </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                  I posed the question - lol! I prefer light myself. Or candle light even better!

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                  • #10
                    This is so retarded !!!

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                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"Flicking the Lights Off" and Other Reasons to Celebrate Earth Hour </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                      Mrs. B,
                      Thanks for the info.

                      OUr lights will be off, but for a different reason. have a great weekend.
                      "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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                      • #12
                        I just want to see this cause a surge on the grid and subsequent blackouts. That would tickle me immensely.

                        I'm a conservationist in many regards. Nearly all of our lights are CFLs. We recycle. We keep our heating and cooling at very conservative temperatures. We do this because I hate paying bills.

                        It snowed in Vegas this winter. Mt Charleston still has a lot of snow on its peak (it's usually melted off by now). This has been the coldest winter on record in decades. I don't see how this is evidence of global warming. In fact, Global Warming has flatlined since 2001 and we could be cooling down for the next 30 years. (For you skeptics out there, this is not a Fox News article. This is from MSNBC - home of Chris Matthews and Kieth Olbermann.)

                        I believe in green energy. I think we should use as much solar, wind, and hydro power as we can. I want cars to move off of fossil fuels. But until the technology is ready, let's keep using clean coal, gas, and nuclear power to keep energy costs down.

                        But tonight, since it will make me laugh insanely should the grid pop a circuit breaker, we will be turning our lights out at 8:30pm.
                        --------------------
                        "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " - Thomas Jefferson

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                        • #13
                          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MakeItRight!:
                          I Am Always In The dark Anyway!
                          Thats when those tricky lil fraudsters come Out, I Got Light Sticks and Laser Sights!
                          See, I care About The world, glad To do my part! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                          No kidding!
                          “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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                          • #14
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kollerkrot:
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by a9b3h5:
                            I turn it off at 8 PM. My girl doesn't like it when the lights are on, she loves it in the dark. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            .....or because she doesn't have to look at you! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                            “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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                            • #15
                              Thank you Mrs. B. I think it is wonderful that you are telling us about that. I've been talking to my friend the other day and actually made a note on my calendar to also turn off the lights. It's nice to be part of something!

                              However, I am very concerned about these things and use electricity sparingly anyway. I have the last several years not even put out Christmas lights precisely for that reason.
                              “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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