Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blog Guelph: Lights OUT

lights, originally uploaded by sunday chores.

Gather your candles friends,
Saturday, March 29, 8:00 pm is Earth Hour.
According to Earth Hour Dot Org it was,
"Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

About Earth Hour

On March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming – coal-fired electricity – by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global warming caught the attention of the world.

In 2008, 24 global cities will participate in Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29. Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby."

So hey, let's you and I jump on board too.
If you're not a joiner, then don't sign up but maybe just try to power down for the hour.

Click on these 4 dim pics to see where they take you today...

See you in the dark,

-Downtown Lynn-

1 comment:

Sue Richards said...

Earth Hour Guelph has a Facebook Group with a few hundred members.

Guelph Earth Hour link....for inspiration and community.

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.