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O/T - Earth Hour Observance Today at 8:30 pm, Saturday March 27th

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  • Shellie Wiener
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 27, 2010
      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
      3/27/10
      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.
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