NEWS OF THE MONTH: MARCH, 2008

 

Turn Off Your Electricity During Earth Hour This Month

We start off the month of March with some exciting news to help raise awareness about global warming, while cutting back on it at the same time. Get your calendar's and daily planners out because Earth Hour is March 29, 2008. As much as I would love Earth Hour to be a full hour in which we all get naked and roll around in the mud, it's even better. Earth Hour is a worldwide event in which people turn off all electric devices for a full hour. It started in Sydney, Australia last year, in which 2.2 million people ceased all electricity usage for a full hour, and has now caught wind in Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Dublin, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Copenhagen and Bangkok. Everybody is invited to participate, with the ultimate goal being that every city around the world takes an active part in Earth Hour. Now, this doesn't mean each city is going to turn off the power grid. It means there is plenty of interest from residents in these participating cities and that certain iconic buildings will be going into blackout mode, including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Chicago's Sears Tower and the CN Tower in Toronto. Residents are urged to turn off all non-essential electric items and lights for one hour starting at 8 pm on Saturday, March 29. So get your soy candles out. And I dare you to do it for longer than an hour!



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