Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour 26 March 2011: A Global Event (Photo)

The big event takes place this Saturday, 26 March 2011 and I just found out about it so, I went and shot this photo of my globe for you. National Geographic sends me a daily email about what's going on around the world in their Intelligent Travel Blog. I saw something about Earth Hour started back about 2007 in Australia.

Well, either the Intelligent Travel Blog or me is being hacked my some spammers. I can't read the whole article because some frickin' pop-up keeps poppin-up on their site. It won't let me scroll down the page to read the whole story. Somebody give them a holler for me, OK ?

Our good friends at WIKIPEDIA give some history about Earth Hour and tell you which countries around the world have been participating, how many people turned off their lights and give you all kinds of links on the subject.  They say 8:30 to 9:30 this Saturday night is when the event takes place.

If you go the EARTH HOUR HOMEPAGE they plan on taking the global event beyond one hour to demonstrate their concern for the people going through the disasters in Japan.  That sounds like a great idea to me. "日本の皆さん、勇気を持って頑張って下さい"
I borrowed that phrase from the Earth Hour people because it's too hard for me to type. It means "Japan hang-in there", I think.

To me, Earth Hour should be every hour, everyday.  Just like I think World Water Day should be everyday. But, tonight I'll do something special for this global event, just to show my support.

Normally, I unscrew half the lightbulbs to try and keep my electric bill down. It drives the Missus absolutely bananas. I'm going to unscrew a few more and, if I think I can get away with it, unplug the refridgerator for a couple of hours, too. Hah !

Now don't go overboard and burn your house down stumbling around in the dark with lit candles but, let me know what you plan on doing for Earth Hour this Saturday night.

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Ryan said...

At 8.30 pm on Saturday night (which was 15 mins ago) every household in the UK are supposed to be turning all electrical devices off for 1 minute. That's all well and good but I'm watching the football on tv and don't want to miss a kick....I guess I could do it at half-time!!! Happy Earth Day.

RyukyuMike said...

Simple solution for that. Snip the plugs off a few of the Missus' appliances. You know, hair and clothes dryer, maybe?
A week later, you just twist and tape the wires back together, or use electrical pigtail twisty things.
You'll be a hero, save all kinda electrrical power and even have extra cash for some brewskies !

Ryan said...

Mike if I cut off the wife's hair dryer or straighteners, I wouldn't be alive long enough to enjoy a brew!!!

RyukyuMike said...

Let's see, hmm. How about sneak a timer behind the fridge. It could cut off the power from, say, maybe 2-6AM. By the time you got home from work, beer would be ice cold, again. No?