Earth Hour brings together communities, local governments, corporate and nongovernmental organizations to heighten awareness about climate change and to inspire our nation to take practical actions to reduce their own carbon footprints.
Earth Hour: March 29, 2008 8 – 9 PM
– Cities around the world will join together in literally turning off the lights for one hour to offer leadership and symbolize their commitment to finding climate change solutions.
– Lights will be turned off at iconic buildings and national landmarks from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
– Local businesses and restaurants will also be asked to turn off their lights.
– People at home can take advantage of the hour by replacing their standard light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
Cynically, I wonder about the relative environmental impacts of “lights out” on a global scale vs the impact of a global spike in additional humans on the planet 260 days from now. 🙂 But I suppose that babies conceived in this hour will be raised to be environmentally aware.