Tomorrow, a handful of cities across the country will be participating in Earth Hour – a campaign to turn out the lights for an hour.
The event is to take place March 29th at 8 pm (your time). The objective is to raise awareness, use a bit less energy, and show the difference that could be made by simply turning out the lights. (And if you’re not sure what to do with the lights out, they’ve got ideas on their website.)
Like other critical mass events, if enough people particicpate, their statement could be huge. Worldwide, it probably will be – the event started in Sydney and spread to an internatinoal scale in one year. City-specific, it will be interesting to see how dramatic the difference is.
Loads of energy will be saved, even in just that hour. To sign up to participate, and make the change that much bigger, head over to their webpage. Over 245,000 have agreed to turn their lights out, and counting.
Next year, they should do this on March 21 — then it would be 3-2-1-Lights Out.
– Kari Manlove