Earth Hour – Turn Off Your Power for 1 Hour Tonight!

Written by Andrew Morrison

EarthHere’s a great idea that was sent to me on Facebook today. The intention is to create a worldwide event where we all (those participating) turn off our power for 1 hour between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. The amount of power saved could be huge and all in just one hour.

How about a nice candle lit dinner? Perhaps you want to sit around a lantern and tell stories to your kids about your own childhood or share stories that were passed down top you from your parents or grandparents. There are so many options, and all of them can help save a huge amount of electricity use around the globe. I hope you’ll participate.

When: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Your home

Here’s an amazing statistic to give you an idea of how big this “earth Hour” is and could be again. Last year, 80 million Americans and 318 U.S. cities officially voted for action with their light switch, joining iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour, including:

Empire State Building
Brooklyn Bridge
Broadway Theater Marquees
Las Vegas Strip
United Nations Headquarters
Golden Gate Bridge
Seattle’s Space Needle
Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple
Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Great Pyramids of Giza
Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens
Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London
Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower in Paris
Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube
Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong
Sydney’s Opera House

Consider this: you can do this as often as you want! You don’t have to wait until Earth Hour each year to take action. What if you did it once a month? How about once a week? How about you turn off your power overnight…every night?! Take whatever step you can to help.

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