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Lights out on March 29

earthhour.jpgChances are you already know about Earth Hour, which is a green World Wildlife Fund initiative urging businesses and individuals alike to turn off their lights for one hour on March 29 of this year. Well, if you didn’t know about it, now you do! (If you live in Denver Earth Hour happens 8-9 p.m.)

Our green-savvy mayor here in Denver, Mayor Hickenlooper, is supporting this intiative whole-heartedly and has been calling on local businesses to turn their lights off during Earth Hour. Even the folks at my place of employment, the Denver Newspaper Agency, have been discussing the possibility of participating. However, this remains to be seen, or not seen as the case may be! I certainly hope the DNA does participate. I of course am planning on participating, and this means I’m going to need to break out the candles. Soy candles are preferred but currently I’m trying to use up all of my naughty paraffin ones.

Anyway, I urge everyone and anyone who reads this blog to participate in Earth Hour. Imagine the amount of carbon emissions saved during an hour’s worth of lights out. Very, very substantial. Plus, it will undoubtedly reassure people that the world doesn’t come to end when you turn the lights out. The t.v. will still run efficiently, the oven will still function and your alarm clock will be fine. Now if you’re living or working in a basement, my condolences, and of course consider yourself exempt. Unless you have a flashlight you can work by.

This will really be a fun initiative as well if we can get local restaurants and bars to partipate, with it being a Saturday night and all. And really, is there anything more romantic than dining by candlelight?

To find out more about Earth Hour, CLICK HERE.

To view Mayor Hickenlooper’s letter to Denver businesses urging them to participate in Earth Hour, CLICK earthhourmayor.pdf


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