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turn off the lights for one hour at 8pm on 28 March 2009 for Earth Hour !


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~ John Lee ~Earth Hour 2010 is 27 March 2010 - wanna join us?

The goal has already been created and you can easily join the 2010 goal, then “remove it” to put it in the given up folder to be brought out again later. 5 years ago


Smartest snail



I left my house in darkness, and went to a birthday party at a friend’s house. She agreed to turn the lights out, and we continued for an hour by beautiful candlelight.

One of my less “enlightened” relatives made a comment that I could have responded to, but I chose not to. She was not at the party – I had posted Earth Hour on my facebook page. I was not going to change her mind and would have been reacting out of negativity, which does me and the universe no good. 5 years ago

Chris CampbellEarth Hour 2009

At first I was confused by the timing and checking the Earth Hour site, I saw that it was scheduled for 8:30 to 9:30 local time, so that’s what we did. It was fun to turn out the lights and enjoy the quiet and to do things not requiring power and to also not be online for an hour. My kids were keener than I was and they made sure to go around the house and shut things down as well. It’s good to be conscious of energy consumption and hopefully the event will encourage people to think about the energy that they use every day and ways to be more efficient with resources.
Being in a small, rural town, it’s harder to notice the difference since there is some light pollution, but not as much as there would be in a larger city, but it did appear that some people in the neighbourhood dimmed thier lights for the event. 5 years ago

Chris Campbell



this was fun!felt a bit of a doofus sitting there in the dark having a debate about a niehbour who was more than making up for our unlightedness,i wanted to push something “unexpected”through his letterbox but wiser heads prevailed,we also wondered what other people might be doing and chatted about the news of the day,surreal but worthwhile i think! 5 years ago


this was fun!felt a bit of a doofus sitting there in the dark having a debate about a niehbour who was more than making up for our unlightedness,i wanted to push something “unexpected”through his letterbox but wiser heads prevailed,we also wondered what other people might be doing and chatted about the news of the day,surreal but worthwhile i think! 5 years ago

shelagh_cFireplace and candles

and me (all alone at home) singing and playing my guitar. Ceratinly unplugged. This is what it was. 5 years ago


Originally I had hoped to host a candle-lit gathering for the occasion but our house has had A LOT of parties recently plus we’ve had bands in the house every day recording so I asked for a quiet night tonight! No extra people. Ideally, I’d like to keep the electronics off from 8-10pm. I’ll probably read. Maybe my roomies and I will chill downstairs and we can get B to play his songs for us. We’ll see!

Don’t forget to do your part!! 5 years ago

lesleyeggThis seems like

a good thing to do. 5 years ago

skitty1458mk2simple and fun

hey it’s an extra hour in the dark,what’s not to like? 5 years ago

maureenmcellI am going to be at a party

on March 28 at 8:00 p.m., so I’ll see what I can do there! 5 years ago

Agasaurus Rexerrrrr...

shouldn’t we all change the name of this goal to include 8:30 instead of 8 pm? Seems like not that big of a deal, but it’s not the time the official EH takes place. Thought it’s worth a try… what do you say?

:))) 5 years ago

Smartest snailstep up

I do this on a daily basis. I am always in the dark…literally and figuratively. I guess it’s because my mother was always telling us to turn out the lights. In my house at any given time, there is always only 1 light on. On the occassion I lose something and need to click on another light to search for it, it eats away at me and I hurry as fast as I can which is probably why I take forever to find it because I’m not taking my time…Anyway, I have decided that I am going to do things like unplug everything I am not using. This is something I should be doing anyway, but now is the time to step up. Unplug the computer, toaster oven, coffee pot. Keep them unplugged when we arent using them. We keep our phone chargers unplugged. They are mindlessly and uselessly using power. We bought new clocks from Brookstone before christmas, so cool (see save the environment to see them. They were $10!)
So, I am also expanding this to “spread the word”. Certainly a great number of people can turn off their lights and power for 1 stupid hour. Has the world gotten THAT bad that we cant? 5 years ago

loveinthecureFound a cool tool

I am on the hunt to discover what we can do on the 28th during Earth Hour – I’d like to have a few things up my sleeve to do with the 6 year old – one I found this evening is the Globe at Night Project I believe this will be fun because I might be able to show him what our sky looks like and maybe even compare our sky to the sky across town on another day!?

Learning about the sky is a goal of mine for myself and my son so this will help perpetuate that idea.

GO EARTH! 5 years ago

inneedofinspirationThat's in just 2 weeks!

wowser 5 years ago


VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm. 5 years ago

~ John Lee ~Blog It!

Gotta blog and wanna help promote Earth Hour? Bloggers Unite has an Earth Hour Event about which I learned from the greenhairedmermaid.

I was intrigued by the Earth Hour event, and in the course of wandering around on Bloggers Unite found some other very interesting events coming up. Check it out! 5 years ago

MmmberAnother excuse to party... in the dark!

Last year’s Earth Hour will be hard to beat because Phoenix really went all out and my ex and I drove to downtown and went to the top of a building and watched the lights shut off (or dim) and then we stuck around to watch them come back. It was pretty great to see.

This year, my roomies and I are holding a candlelit gathering for the occassion. I’m going to start spreading the word now, not only about the party but about the cause! =) 5 years ago

terryn1Been promoting this

Been promoting this for over a month and never thought to make a 43T goal of it. thanks John! 5 years ago

~ John Lee ~kabosh

Well there were plans in the works, with me as chief motivator, to do something in conjunction with GreenFaith at my church, but some of the old sticks in the mud put the kabosh on things. (what if no one comes, do you really think people are interested in this, we haven’t done stuff like this before) Nothing like the good ole “Can’t Do” attitude to make ya want to hunt for a new church. 5 years ago

shelagh_cI am joining this year

It sounds amazing though! I wish anyone would film the consecutive time zones turn onto turning off their lights! 5 years ago

SnapCracklep0pI thought

I had already adopted this goal…I was just reading about this and it’s results not long ago.
Well yay, I’m going to make my tiny difference again and watch it all add up.
Watching the earth when the lights go out is awesome!

Thanks for putting this goal up here! 5 years ago

~ John Lee ~outreach

I just returned from an outreach committee meeting at my church and Earth Hour is on the agenda for some sort of event. There are a couple ideas floating for which we need to confirm so details are still sketchy so all I know is that we are doing something.

So how does Earth Hour fit into a church outreach program? Creation Care is a natural fit. On a more themeatic note there is the idea of a lot of people each doing a little thing to make a major change. In challenging times like these pretty much everyone and everything is being squeezed somehow, the message of doing a little to affect a lot is what Earth Hour is about and sends a strong message about what the Outreach Team is about.

I am quite hopeful about Earth Hour this year! 5 years ago

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