Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earth Hour: A Science Lesson

Have you heard of Earth Hour?
If you haven't, let me drop some knowledge on you.

Earth Hour is an event started in Australia in 2007 as a way for the Aussies to show their commitment to conserving energy and to stopping climate change.
The event was so powerful that the following year, 2008, the whole world joined in.

What is this powerful event you ask?
It's simple. For one hour every year, from 8:30 - 9:30 (local time) shut off your power and unplug the items that don't need to be plugged in.
That's it!

So simple but with a huge impact.

In 2009 hundreds of millions of people took part in Earth Hour. Iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Roman Colosseum, and the Las Vegas Strip "stood in darkness, as a symbol of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour."

Las Vegas Strip, Earth Hour, 2010

Last year, 2010, was the largest Earth Hour thus far. With 128 countries joining it stands as the largest volunteer global climate change initiative in history.

This year Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 26th and I'll be up there, in Las Vegas, celebrating a birthday with a great friend. The same friend, in fact, who reminded me of the importance of this event. She has a blog, many little deeds, that highlights all the little things a person can do in their daily life to make a difference. She's a new blogger (thanks to my encouragement) and celebrating a birthday this Friday so go show her some love and let her know if you are going to participate in Earth Hour!
Now is the time to join the rest of the world in saving the only home we have!
Once again...
 This Saturday, March 26th, 2011
8:30 - 9:30 (local time)

Vote Earth! Your light switch is your vote!

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