O/T - Earth Hour Observance Today at 8:30 pm, Saturday March 27th
- Join people around the world and increase Bay Area awareness of this observance.
To celebrate Earth Hour, for one hour this Saturday from 8:30 - 9:30pm people all over the Bay Area will turn off their lights and explore new ways to live more sustainably.
Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) is co-sponsoring a celebration
down at the Embarcadero's Market Bar, where the they along with Rock the Bike and the Sustainable Living Roadshow to present The 2010 Earth Hour Community Celebration.
Across the planet, the event has already started....
Landmarks go dark, millions unplug for Earth Hour
link to article
SYDNEY — The white-shelled roof of the Sydney Opera House fell dark
Saturday night, one of the first landmarks to turn out the lights in an
hour-long gesture to be repeated by millions of people around the world
who are calling for a binding pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Asian cities followed Australia and New Zealand as the fourth annual
Earth Hour cranked up. Buildings in some 4,000 cities in more than 120
countries were expected to unplug to reduce energy consumption and draw
attention to the dangers of climate change, according to organizers.
The event will roll across the world, with participants turning off
the lights when the clock strikes 8:30 p.m. local time. From a shopping
mall in Manila to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State
Building in New York, landmarks and skylines will dim.
"We have everyone from Casablanca to the safari camps of Namibia and
Tanzania taking part," said Greg Bourne, CEO of World Wildlife Fund in
Australia, the environmental group that came up with the idea that
started in Sydney in 2007 and has since grown to every continent.
The shutdown is completely voluntary and street lights, traffic
lights and other safety measures are unaffected.