Saturday, March 28, 2009


Earth Hour

Please join me in this Worldwide effort & turn off lights *On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. EDT*,
I am taking part in Earth Hour-a global event in which millions of people will turn out
their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate

*I invite you to join, too!*
Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour got started just two years
ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year,
more than 50 million participated and the lights went out at the Empire
State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the
Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few.
Even Google's homepage went black for the day!

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger-already 250 cities in 74
countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las
Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville with more signing up every day.
Around the world cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and
Mexico City will turn out their lights.

But Earth Hour isn't just for big cities-anyone can participate. To get
a better sense of the event, check out this video

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and free. I hope you will join
me for this amazing event. To sign up, visit Earth Hour
where you'll learn more including ways you
can spread the word about Earth Hour, plus creative things to do when
the lights go out in case you need inspiration!

We want the US to turn out more lights than any other country in the
world during this historic event so please pass this note along to
anyone you think might want to take part. Let's all turn out and take
action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.


Fran said...

Just to clarify-- 8:30 -9:30 PM in whatever YOUR time zone is.

D.K. Raed said...

In Vegas some of the big lights they'll be turning off are at The Luxor, The MGM, Harrah's, and that famous sign on the I-15, "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas". If the Stratosphere goes dark, I hope they remember to bring in all those crazed people who ride that roller coaster a mile up in the sky.

Actually this is a great idea to help raise public awareness. It won't cost me anything to turn off the power for an hour. I'd love to see satellite images if enough people do it.

Fran said...

Wow! That was nice ....
Should be done more often

Mauigirl said...

This is great, sorry I didn't participate last night! I didn't realize in time!

Fran said...

You still could do your own personal Earth hour & share the sentiment. Never too late.... think of it as being in your own time zone!

enigma4ever said...

I did it when I got home from work- I figured it was 8:30 PM somewhere....

Fran said...

Cool E! NIce to be a part of that Global good will.
= )