Sunday, March 15, 2009

Vote Yes with your light switch!

It is almost time to step up and take a stand in favor of our earth. Vote NO to global warming! Switch off your electricity for one hour on March 28th, 2009. The time is 8:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (I think).

This is the third year for this Earth Hour event, started in 2007 in Australia. Millions of people participated and the difference could be seen from space as well as on earth -- Sidney went black. Imagine how much energy was saved just by that one hour. The next year the program when global and people in countries around the world participated. Now we can do even better.

Turn off all electricity (okay, maybe not life support!) for one hour and tell ghost stories or roast wienies over the grill or enjoy candle light and wine. Or just go to bed and get acquainted with your spouse -- by touch.

Plan a candle light party. Join with your neighbors and do the whole neighborhood blackout and party in the streets. Be creative and do something good for your planet.

I heard today that the economic downturn is proving a bright spot of hope for the environment. People are throwing less things into our landfills. The waste management people know -- the men and women who pick up your trash see the difference. Almost 30 percent less waste because people aren't buying big box items and because we are repairing rather than disposing of things. Good for us! Regardless of the reason, we're making progress. Let's keep up the good work!

The results will be passed on to the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen later this year.

For more information about this project, visit the Earth Hour site. A fine and inspiring video can be found at Star 94 FM radio site. Click on Earth Hour video.

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