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Earth Hour 2008

by z3ro1 / March 13, 2008 11:49 PM PDT

On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.

This year Earth Hour is on 29 March 2008 at 8pm, and it looks like it's going to be a global event. So far, as well as Sydney, there'll also be Adelaide, Atlanta, Bangkok, Brisbane, Canberra, Chicago, Christchurch, Copenhagen, Dublin, Manila, Melbourne, Montreal, Odense, Ottawa, Perth, Phoenix, San Francisco, Suva, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Vancouver all turning off their lights for an hour in the name of fighting global warming. And I'm sure there'll be more cities by March. Sign up for Earth Hour with me by visiting and join the movement.

I remember hearing about this last year and I thought it sounded pretty cool and only takes an hour of your day.

Thanks all.
Paul the Peruvian from Chicago.

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(NT) R-o-c-k O-n! What a great idea...
by shawnlin / March 14, 2008 1:05 AM PDT
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by z3ro1 / March 27, 2008 11:10 PM PDT
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Saturday March 29th 2008 @ 8:00 P.M. is Earth Hour. Please do a little bit for the Earth.

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link not working, please go here.
by z3ro1 / March 27, 2008 11:12 PM PDT
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I live in Sydney and was a part of that...
by Nicholas Buenk / March 27, 2008 11:29 PM PDT
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Nice to see it's going world wide.

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by PortVista-190953130350169 / March 28, 2008 12:22 AM PDT
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This is so gay.

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by Nicholas Buenk / March 28, 2008 12:58 AM PDT
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You are what, a 5 year old who hates the Earth?

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by PortVista-190953130350169 / March 28, 2008 1:18 AM PDT
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It's pointless and almost as annoying as spam. Turning the lights off for an hour saves maybe .2 kw/hr which is about 2 cents of energy. I'm sure you'll keep the AC running at 72F degrees during this. If I just hold a fart in for an hour I'm probably doing more to save the planet.

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by Nicholas Buenk / March 28, 2008 1:33 AM PDT
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It's the symbolism that's the point.
General population showing their willingness to get a little less comfortable to save the earth.

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Kinda Equivalent To
by chrisemcleod / March 28, 2008 4:12 AM PDT
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'kissing The Ring' In The Godfather?

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by hosko / March 28, 2008 12:26 PM PDT
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Your a knob, so one household saves .2kw/hr if they turn the lights off. Sure not much but when you have 2 million people doing the same thing that's 400,000kw/hr

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Lighting doesn't use that much energy
by PortVista-190953130350169 / March 29, 2008 7:08 AM PDT
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I understand it's supposed to create awareness, but lighting is less than 1% of your household energy use. Lighting is probably the last thing to think about when conserving energy.

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by FredAgain / March 28, 2008 9:09 AM PDT
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I happened to tune in Rush Limbaugh today and they were talking about this and recommending to turn on every light in your house during that time, to protest the (paraphrasing) "lie that is global warming".

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even if one didnt agree with Rush
by chrisemcleod / March 28, 2008 9:42 PM PDT
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They should seriously take a long hard look at the mafia that is the earth movement. It is a concerted effort to *force* people to their way of thinking. That (in some ways, by definition) IS mafia.

While these folks distance them selves from radical groups which spike logs and burn down houses, they secretly admire their guts in the name of their "just cause".

I and my family have been reducing-reusing-recycling for years, but its not because someone twisted our arms. If some arm twisting "needs" to be done, contact manufacturers directly; buy from manufacturers who use less packaging; etc. Go to the source, but stop trying to shame people into doing it.

As the old adage goes "A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still".

My 2 cents.


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by Nicholas Buenk / March 28, 2008 10:27 PM PDT

Companies only respond to the market place, people are just as responsible as manufacturers. Without customers, companies go out of business, if customers are determined to get their way they can.
People need to encouraged to act responsibly.

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I turned out my lights...
by paintguru / March 31, 2008 1:36 AM PDT
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...because I went out to dinner. Of course I left my 250W aquarium light on :).

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by PortVista-190953130350169 / March 31, 2008 1:44 AM PDT

HAHA! I turned on MORE lights just to cancel out some of the people turning off their lights. Suckers!

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(NT) Why would you do that????
by Nicholas Buenk / March 31, 2008 2:17 AM PDT
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Earth Hour police?
by PortVista-190953130350169 / March 31, 2008 2:40 AM PDT

What are you the Earth Hour police? You know you have to tell me if you are, or it's entrapment!

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It bothers me...
by Nicholas Buenk / March 31, 2008 3:02 AM PDT
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That you would be so irresponsible, is all. Silly

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To mr_yosa. Post deleted.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 24, 2010 10:08 PM PDT
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Off topic post. Please stay on-topic.


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