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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Click. It's Earth Hour.

Okay, folks, time to shut 'er down.

Earth Hour is almost upon us. Saturday, March 28, from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., SHUT OFF ALL YOUR LIGHTS. (and your computer. TV... etc. you get the (dark) picture)
Earth Hour • Saturday, March 28

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. Polar Bears (and people) will thank you if you Do NOT vote for that second option.

World Wildlife Fund is urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008, the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, including the Town of Huntsville, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour and join the world for Earth Hour.
Saturday, March 28

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For more information on participating in Earth Hour, visit

If ever there was a time to 'hide your light under a bushel', this is it.



  1. Do you think that if we all turned our lights off in Toronto, the stars down here would be as bright and plentiful as they are at Bondi?

  2. Wendy, the stars would certainly be as numerous, but still not as bright because of the air quality over the city, sadly.
    During the huge blackout some years ago that engulfed the whole Eastern seaboard, people outside, looking up at these 'new' stars, inundated the hydro facilities with panicked phone calls: they had noted a huge silver band stretched across the sky, and wondered if THAT had caused the power outage. It was, of course, the Milky Way...

  3. That's funny, because the first time that I remember seeing The Milky Way and identifying it, was in front of Red Pine 10 years ago this summer.