Earth Hour 2007 was a Sydney, Australia event to fight global warming by saving energy and raising awareness. On March 29, 2008, Earth Hour goes global.
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…
1. 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.)
2. Place your Earth Hour post on your blog along with these instructions…
3. Send a minimum of 5 bloggers—or your entire blogroll—to do the same. Notify them of the tag.
4. ADD your site to the list and place your blog’s name and url in a comment here to let DA know you successfully forwarded this info. DA will acknowledge your success with a comment in your post. Email webmaster [at] designapplause.com if you have questions.
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There are many Earth Hour vids on youtube.com Here is one from Chicago…
Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Turn down the heat. Don’t waste gas 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.
Sidney 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.
Zero footprint one minute calculator
For your own personal carbon calculator see zerofootprint