Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour Saturday Night!

3,900 CITIES AND TOWNS IN 84 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD WILL TURN OUT FOR EARTH HOUR: More than 300 cities and towns in the U.S. representing 43 states and the District of Columbia are going dark as part of the largest global climate event in history. Before the rooster crows in most American cities on Saturday morning, lights will already have gone dark in cities like Christchurch, Sydney and Brisbane. By breakfast time on the U.S. East Coast, the cities of Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore and Manila will be celebrating the arrival of the largest global climate event in history. Just before lunchtime in America, the lights will be dimming in Mumbai, Amman and Dubai. And by early afternoon in New York, it will be lights out in Paris, Istanbul, London and Copenhagen.

READY, SET, LIGHTS OUT!: Set your clocks for 8:30 PM on March 28th and turn out for Earth Hour. Remind friends, colleagues and family members to sign up on the Earth Hour website so we can count their Vote for our Earth! Details for taking part in this historic call for global action on climate change can be found at


Bekah said...

Hey Mummy

My friends and I are in the library and we turned the lights in our study room off for an hour.

Love you

Sukie Curtis said...

Hey Bekah! Glad to hear it! How many people fit in a "study room"? And does it really remain a STUDY room??? I remember staking out a little study carrel where I'd leave some books (small college, old days), but I also tended to talk to the friend who was back to back with me, or would distract myself reading the books on the adjacent stacks. Oh, well.

We turned out our lights, too (I wasn't ready--suddenly 8:30 had rolled around and I realized I hadn't gotten candles ready or anything. I confess I read a book by flashlight for a good bit of the time. And enjoyed the candlelight too.

Now...what did you guys DO for an hour in a library study room without lights?

I'm sure you'll never tell.