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Earth Hour is Tonight, March 28, at 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Hour Tonight by Turning the Lights Off

Earth Day is coming up, but before then I hope you're participating in Earth Hour, which takes place tonight at 8:30 p.m. until 9:30, no matter where you are or what time zone you're in. Earth Hour is an effort by the World Wildlife Foundation, and all you have to do to participate is to turn your lights off.

The goal is for 1 billion people to go dark, thereby "voting earth" and making an impact as a united planet.

So far, everyone is voting yes to turn out the lights, and if you care to make it geeky, Earth Hour encourages you to blog about it and tag it with earthhour or voteearth, and your location, or Twitter about it and add #earthhour or #voteearth and your #location in your update.

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heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Oh yes, that was a one upper!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I'm sorry, I wasn't home to turn the lights out, I was playing tennis. I did, however, have them off all night while I was sleeping and all day today while I am at work. :P
b1uebunn b1uebunn 8 years
I definitely believe in global climate change, but I think Earth Hour is self-indulgent and ridiculous. It's so very bourgeois and very akin to those kids who do "Displace Me." If you really care about global climate change, how about living more green every day?
HaterTot HaterTot 8 years
@Esvienne, I know precisely how nonprofits work, and it doesn't change the fact that spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on promoting a worthless event when you're simultaneously laying a lot of people off is a crappy thing to do. They could easily have appealed to funders to reallocate some money for staff salaries (happens all the time), but they chose to waste their money on this instead.
HaterTot HaterTot 8 years
Absolutely not. Not only is it a hollow, meaningless gesture, WWF is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting this event and having a big show at their headquarters here in DC - right after they announced a massive round of layoffs. (my friend works there... for now.) So while Carter et al are patting themselves on the backs (and continuing to pull down salaries >200K/annually) there are a lot of former employees who will be trying to figure out how they really are going to keep the lights ON.
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