Turn Off The Lights For Earth Hour On March 29

By Mike Maddaloni on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 04:00 AM with 0 comments

Earth Hour 2008 logoOn March 29, 2008, people around the world are invited to turn off their lights for one hour for what is called Earth Hour. What started in Sydney, Australia last year is now spreading around the world. I heard about this for Chicago is one of the cities participating in this program at 8 pm local time. And this is not just a grassroots effort, as there are corporate sponsors for the event, including the local electric company.

Why not? For someone whose condo lights could be seen from a distance a skyline shot, I am in. I just hope too much money and effort (and electricity) is not being spent to promote it – wouldn’t that defeat the purpose?

I know from personal experience keeping the lights off can make a difference in your electric bill. Last year when having some work done on our condo, we had the main light fixture taken down in the bathroom and the replacement didn’t go up for another month. Looking at our bills, we noticed a significant decrease. The new fixture also had compact fluorescent bulbs, and we have continued the savings.

Will you be turning off your lights for an hour?

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