Tonight, between 8:30 and 9:30 PM, local time, is the global Earth hour, of which I’m sure you’ve already heard, but in case you haven’t, here’s a little info:
[...] 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, and this number is growing everyday.
Visit Earthhour.org now for further details!
Even though the impact of a billion people switching off their lights tonight is considerable, the long-term effect of that action is highly limited. But consider the impact of that reminder, making us remembering the effect on saving on a daily basis. That’s why I find the earth hour useful.
That, plus: It can’t possibly hurt to put the effect of one hour’s massive cut in energy spending on display.
How about making it a daily event? Then we’d really be talking.
Please join in tonight!
Late edit: We’re past 09:30 PM in Norway. Go here for Norwegian Earth Hour pictures (in Norwegian, obviously).
Top photo: The Earth hour global office in Sydney (Flickr)