TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS!!!
A truly profound event happens this Saturday: all over the world, people will be turning their lights off for one hour to save energy and "cast a vote" against global warming and climate change. Individuals, entire residential and office buildings, even entire towns and cities are participating. In its first year, 2007, over 2.2 million people participated; in 2008, 50 million. So far this year almost 3,000 towns and municipalities in over 84 countries will be participating, with the numbers growing daily. Global landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Petronas Towers, Great Pyramids of Giza, and Golden Gate Bridge will be dimmed. The goal is for 1 billion people to participate.
Just turn off your lights for one hour this Saturday, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, wherever you are.
Among other things, the results will be provided to the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen coming up this year, which will take it as a "vote" of the entire planet! And if you live on a high floor in a a large city, look out your window during that hour and you may see a truly amazing sight.
Please join millions of your global neighbors in this extraordinary effort to show your concern for climate change. And, of course, feel free to forward this article, or Earth Hour link below, to everyone.
I'll be meditating during that hour.
How about you?
Mr. Wright is the former editor-in-chief of Creem and Prince's New Power Generation magazines as well as a writer of films, fiction, and music. He is also a singer/songwriter who has released 3 solo CDs, and a member of the folk-rock quartet GIANTfingers. And before all of this he was a William Morris agent.