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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lights Out!

Turn lights off when you leave a room! “

My Dad had a pet peeve about leaving the lights on when no one was in the room. He was paying the electric bill. He had a right.

Now, of course, we have more important reasons to turn off lights than we used to. The very planet we live on may cease to exist if we don’t.

From earthhour.org :
Earth Hour 2008 was a remarkable global event, and in towns and cities across America people "turned out" to lend their voice to the worldwide call for action on climate change.
On March 29th, people everywhere turned off their lights–to make a statement, to help find new ways to reduce their impact on the environment, and to start a movement that ends with a solution to the common challenge we all face.
Millions of Americans–in Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Francisco and dozens of other communities large and small–joined mayors, citizens' groups, schools and corporations from coast to coast. Around the globe, people on five continents took part, from Albania to Zimbabwe, Bosnia to Uzbekistan, Canada to Uruguay.
Earth Hour broke down boundaries. Never before have people from so many different backgrounds, cultures, and geographies come together to press for urgent change. Never before have governments, NGOs, businesses and average people called upon each other and the world to find a new direction.
That unity inspired millions, and with that same spirit we can move forward to find answers to this most urgent of problems. And the time to begin is now.
Earth Hour 2008 made a difference. Millions of people around the world continuing the commitments we have made–changing our lives and encouraging others to do the same–will change the world.



So, I ask

Was this done in hospitals? Police stations? Malls? Parking lots? How about Military bases? Grocery stores? Walmarts? Drug Stores? Maybe liquor stores, or the local honky tonk? The White House????

Other questions...

What, exactly, did turning off lights for an hour do to help the environment? According to this article, it made a statement.

What, exactly will these “earth hours’ do? It will change the world.


The ridiculous notion that this “global event” was somehow “remarkable” is laughable. I would like to see proof that anything was accomplished whatsoever, other than a bunch of feel-good liberals who think they need to save “mother earth” got to do something that made them feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

It is estimated that 1.6 billion people live without electricity. Ask them if they’d like the option of turning their lights off.

Makes me wanna sing Kumbaya. Where’s my marshmellows…

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3 Comments:

At 11:22 PM, Blogger DAKOTARANGER said...

Don't shatter my allusions. I turned on ALL my lights to counter act this lunacy because I'm tired of these -40 F global warming winters.

 
At 6:40 AM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

*grin*

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger Al-Ozarka said...

This is nothing more than a sacrificial offering to Mother Earth.

Energy...the lifeblood of humanity.

 

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