Earth Hour 2008

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by thanatos_theos, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. thanatos_theos

    thanatos_theos Registered Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    To all,

    On March 29, 2008 at 8 pm until 9 pm, "let's turn our lights out" for Earth Hour - an event that will fuel awareness on climate change and prove that when the people of the world work together, they can make a difference in the fight against global warming.

    Launched in Australia on the 31st of March 2007, Earth Hour moved 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses in Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour. This massive collective effort reduced the city's energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour. With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.

  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Feb 18, 2003
    The Big Smoke's gone dark

    Now do your part. Power down those comps Canuckleheads. :thumb: :D

  3. Threedog

    Threedog Registered Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    My home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia is participating in it this year too. I am going to power down as much as possible. New baby is not all that partial to the dark so gotta leave a few on.
  4. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Northern Beaches
    This is an initiative largely sponsored by a left wing Sydney newspaper and to even suggest that it has more than marginal support and interest is wrong,despite the blaring headlines.
    It is merely a publicity stunt!
    It is also symbolic of turning off the lights and going back to the Dark Ages.

    edit;Anyway,what does this have to do with Software and Services?
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
  5. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Nothing actually, I'm afraid. Wilders Security no longer has an off-topic forum section, so, topics like this don't really fit here anymore.

    While there are a large number of potentially "good causes" in the world that people might like to post about here, (although what exactly is a good cause and what isn't, will vary a lot from person to person - as seen even by your own comment that some are calling this a publicity stunt), I think that we'll stick to being a computer security & support forum, and topics should be nominally in that subject area.

    So with that, thread closed.
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