Monday, March 24, 2008

Earth Hour 2008

Accouncements of this fun activity have been popping up all over the 'net, but perhaps you haven't heard of it yet, so I figured I'd give it some coverage.
Last year, folks in Sydney Australia gathered together and made announcements for everyone to turn their lights off city wide for an hour. The event was to document how much energy was saved during that time and to send a message to the world about the need for action to slow global warming.
This year's event is worldwide, with cities from around the globe joining in, like Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane, Tel Aviv, and yes, San Francisco.
Even if you do not live in SF, you can participate in sending the message. First, check out the website, and second, find out events near you.
For those of us here in the Bay, lights out 8 pm on Saturday the 29th. Make a party of it, and then, go outside and up look at all those bright stars.
For the Earth Hour website