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Are You Going To Participate in Earth Hour?

Tomorrow, at 8 p.m., people all over the planet have pledged to switch off their lights for an hour in an effort to call attention to the issue of climate change. You can sign up for Earth Hour here to pledge your participation. Team member Bettyesque also wrote about it on her blog. Will you participate? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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supermommie supermommie 8 years
I participated. No lights only a candle in the bathroom. It was nice but kinda what I do on Saturday nights anyway. SM
supermommie supermommie 8 years
I participated. No lights only a candle in the bathroom. It was nice but kinda what I do on Saturday nights anyway.SM
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i did participate! :)
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i did participate! :)
catesugar catesugar 8 years
I have to be a naysayer (I was camping in the bush – accidentally participating). Earth hour is a superficial thing to make city folk feel self-congratulatory about themselves - not to achieve any real purpose other than raising awareness. But awareness of what? My primary complaint is that it occurs at night. There has to be a base load on power stations anyway. Less power is used at night than by day. Not using the power at night just means that the power generated is wasted in most cases (unless it can be stored, eg, as by pumping water uphill to be re-used in hydro-electric power). More would be done, ironically, by having Earth Hour by day. Try operating in natural light for a day. Although less power was used overall, the question is - was the power that was not used wasted?
catesugar catesugar 8 years
I have to be a naysayer (I was camping in the bush – accidentally participating). Earth hour is a superficial thing to make city folk feel self-congratulatory about themselves - not to achieve any real purpose other than raising awareness. But awareness of what? My primary complaint is that it occurs at night. There has to be a base load on power stations anyway. Less power is used at night than by day. Not using the power at night just means that the power generated is wasted in most cases (unless it can be stored, eg, as by pumping water uphill to be re-used in hydro-electric power). More would be done, ironically, by having Earth Hour by day. Try operating in natural light for a day. Although less power was used overall, the question is - was the power that was not used wasted?
emma- emma- 8 years
I sure did.
emma- emma- 8 years
I sure did.
ummyels ummyels 8 years
i did it and my family was over. we got into a conversation about whether or not this blackout idea is really going to help reverse global warming and here's what we decided: just having the conversation made us more aware of the electricity that we do use and that in itself led us to make other pledges, like turning off our computer every night and starting to use canvas bags instead of plastic bags when we shop. so all in all, the blackout was a huge success for us!
ummyels ummyels 8 years
i did it and my family was over. we got into a conversation about whether or not this blackout idea is really going to help reverse global warming and here's what we decided: just having the conversation made us more aware of the electricity that we do use and that in itself led us to make other pledges, like turning off our computer every night and starting to use canvas bags instead of plastic bags when we shop. so all in all, the blackout was a huge success for us!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
i was going to but i totally forgot and remembered at like 20 after... oops
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
This video was moving, I will be turning everything off at 8.
carlabunnie carlabunnie 8 years
Im getting ready to turn out the lights :)
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
Seems like a cool idea for every to join into.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Sure...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Sure...
sbaum555 sbaum555 8 years
@juicylove. It's 8pm wherever you are. I'm going to do it! Good excuse to light candles :)
tina1012 tina1012 8 years
what about our refrigerators?
tina1012 tina1012 8 years
what about our refrigerators?
Just-Oh Just-Oh 8 years
What happens when everyone turns their lights back on? Could cause a lot of problems on energy grids around the world if enough people participate.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I just told my husband about this and he is very excited. He wants to try and rally the people in our city to do this once a week.
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
Gonna be at work - we could probably turn off the lights ... but not the computers, monitors, radios, etc.
juicylove juicylove 8 years
is it 8pm on a certain timezone or just.. whenever its 8pm where you are
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
This is great, but are people turning off their TV's too. Somehow it seems counterproductive to encourage people to JUST turn off their lights when their TVs still use electricity. (And probably more than the lights!)
classicsugar classicsugar 8 years
Thanks for covering this Casa! Participating is so easy and the collective impact is incredible. Earth Hour is already getting a ton of press and the momentum will continue if as many people as possible participate!
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