Pegeen, Jeanna & Dede & Friends
I just learned of this event; I have not heard of the County, the City or UF
participating. Any chance you can get UF and GRU and the City to pass the
word to your respective mail lists and perhaps participate in some impromptu
This is a great idea --- Nearly 200 cities and millions of people worldwide
are expected to participate by turning off home and building lights from
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm local time Saturday.
David E. Bruderly, PE
Bruderly Engineering Associates, Inc.
920 SW 57th Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32607-3838
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Subject: [NovemberVictory] Earth Hour
A great idea to consider.
Lights Out for Earth Hour
This Saturday, a global "lights out" event called Earth Hour is being held
to call for immediate action on climate change. Nearly 200 cities and
millions of people worldwide are expected to participate by turning off home
and building lights from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm local time. Chicago, Atlanta,
San Francisco and Phoenix are hosting city-wide events, and landmarks
including the Golden Gate Bridge, Niagara Falls, the Sears Tower and Wrigley
Field will turn off nonessential lights for the hour. Our friends at the
World Wildlife Fund, who are organizing this event, expect it to be "
FlH2e5iQPDCJi> among the largest global calls for climate change action
Earth Hour is intended to bring together a diverse group of community,
municipal, corporate and nongovernmental organizations to heighten awareness
about climate change and to inspire consumers and businesses to take
practical actions to reduce their own carbon footprints.
Earth Hour: March 29, 2008 8 - 9 PM
- Cities around the world will join together in literally turning off the
lights for one hour to offer leadership and symbolize their commitment to
finding climate change solutions.
- Lights will be turned off at iconic buildings and national landmarks from
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Local businesses and restaurants will also be asked to turn off their
- People at home can take advantage of the hour by replacing their standard
light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
"This is the perfect opportunity for individuals, governments, businesses
and communities around the world to unite for a common purpose, in response
to a global issue that affect us all."
- Carter S. Roberts, President and CEO WWF