“Earth Hour” Sat. Night â€“ Go Dark For 1 Hour!
“Earth Hour” is this Saturday night, March 29th, when all citizens are asked to turn off their lights, shut off their computers, TVs, Wiis, Xboxes and other electrical appliances and totally power down for one solid hour starting at 8pm.
Apparently, the City of Burien is taking part, by turning off all its computers and appliances before they leave for the weekend.
We here at the B-Town Blog plan on shutting down our computers and lights as well.
Here’s a video explanation of this event, narrated by Jeremy Piven:
Itâ€™s possible for a small act, multiplied around the world, to have a huge impact. Thatâ€™s what the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is betting as they ask you to turn out your lights, shut off your computers – power down at 8 p.m. for just one hour on March 29.
The worldwide rolling brown out is called: Earth Hour.
Earth Hour started last year in Sydney, Australia.
â€œOn March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming â€“ coal-fired electricity â€“ by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global warming caught the attention of the world.â€ â€” Earthhour.org
All youâ€™ve got to do to make a difference is power down. One hour â€“ 60 minutes. Thatâ€™s it. If youâ€™d like more information, visit the site. There are more facts and figures. You can also sign up to register your support.
But you donâ€™t have to â€“ just switch off your lights Burien (hey, it can even be romantic, so get some candles out! And who knows, maybe there will be an “Earth Hour” baby boom in 9 months…).