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  • Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik spreads the message of Earth Hour using his sustainable sand art

    03/25/2023 4:15:40 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | 3/25/23 | Lskifestyle De
    Sudarsan Pattnaik, the renowned sand artist, depicted the message of Earth Hour 2023 through his sand art as Goodwill Ambassador for Earth Hour India 2023. He created a huge sand artwork at Puri Beach in Orissa using more than 150 light bulbs to celebrate sustainability and raise awareness of climate change. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to encourage individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on the last Saturday of March as a symbol of commitment to the planet. It...
  • Vatican observes 'Earth Hour'

    03/28/2021 7:55:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Vatican News ^ | March 29, 2021 | Vatican News staff writer
    Vatican observes 'Earth Hour'On Saturday, along with the Vatican, symbolic monuments of cities all across the globe turn off their lights, to demonstrate the serious global climate crisis.By Vatican News staff writerVatican City State took part in the traditional international initiative Earth Hour 2021, promoted annually by the environmental organization, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).On Saturday, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Rome time), the lights of the dome and the facade of St. Peter's Basilica, as well as the colonnade, were turned off. Only a few lights remained on for safety reasons.Earth hourEarth Hour is billed as...
  • Lighting Out for the Territory

    03/30/2019 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | March 30, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    My book Lights Out takes its title from a famous observation by Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary, as he looked out of his window at London at dusk on the eve of the Great War: The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime. Lights Out is about free speech (you can order personally autographed copies here), and thus relevant to my seven-year battle against the Big Climate enforcers. But let us not forget that the warm-mongers literally want the lights out. At 8.30pm tonight in my corner of...
  • The Latest: World cities turn off lights to mark Earth Hour

    03/30/2019 2:05:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2019 | Associated Press
    Top tourist sites in coal-reliant Poland are turning off their lights at 8:30 p.m. in solidarity with global Earth Hour action calling for better climate protections. In Poland's capital city, Warsaw, the spired landmark Palace of Culture and Science was turning off its night illumination, along with some churches and Old Town walls, all popular tourist venues. In the southern renaissance city of Krakow, which sees millions of tourists from around the world each year, the central vaulted Cloth Market and the 14th-century red brick St. Mary's Basilica al turned off its lights. The Earth Hour gesture calls for greater...
  • Today is Earth Hour...Watch the "greatest" Earth Hour video of all time

    03/30/2019 1:59:47 PM PDT · by max americana · 14 replies
    EarthFirst Mourning Loss of a Tree - Crying & Screaming (liberal crazy tree huggers crying like idiots over trees)
  • Lights around the world are turning off for Earth Hour

    03/30/2019 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 101 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 30, 2019 | Sophie Lewis
    It may be darker than usual in your neighborhood tonight, but don't be alarmed. People around the world are participating in a movement called Earth Hour. Every year, people turn their lights off to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change. This year, Earth Hour takes place on March 30 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time. Supporters can sign a pledge to decrease their environmental footprint by taking part in the blackout, and share their experience on social media using the hashtags #Connect2Earth.
  • #MondayMoanin’ – Our Finest Hour

    03/26/2018 7:04:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-26-18 | MOTUS
    This really ticks me off, I completely missed Saturday’s Earth Hour – the purely symbolic 60 minutes where countries around the globe switch off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time to highlight the importance of international unity in the fight against climate change. The ruins of the ancient world in darkness – just like in the olden times. Symbolic!I blame the media for the lack of coverage. There was no local news coverage even in Park City where people tend to go rabid over “light pollution” ruining their “dark sky.” If you haven’t experienced this strain of liberal mania...
  • Lights go dark for Earth Hour to highlight climate change

    03/24/2018 2:25:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    AP ^ | March 24, 2018
    LONDON (AP) — In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights — Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye.~~SNIP~~It lasted for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m., people were switching off their lights for Earth Hour, a global call for international unity on the importance of addressing climate change.
  • Twin Cities to go dark for 'Earth Hour' tonight

    03/25/2017 3:10:34 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 25, 2017 | Liz Sawyer
    Lights will flick off throughout the Twin Cities on Saturday night as civic leaders join a global movement to conserve energy. During Earth Hour, iconic monuments such as Paris’ Eiffel Tower, London’s House of Parliament and New York’s Empire State Building will go dark when the clock strikes 8:30 p.m. local times. Minnesota’s State Capitol, along with dozens of other businesses and local institutions plan, to participate by shutting off all nonessential lighting for that hour. For the event, billed as “the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment,” the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Eden Prairie are encouraging...
  • Jerry Brown Saving The World While California Burns

    03/25/2017 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/17 | Katy Grimes
    California legislative knuckleheads really don't know how stupid they look, do they? “As a symbol of California’s commitment to the environment and combatting climate change, the Department of General Services (DGS), in cooperation with the Joint Rules Committee, will turn off the State Capitol dome lights for one hour (from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) this Saturday, March 25th, to observe Earth Hour.” We’re going to turn the dome lights off, but leave all the internal ones on. That makes sense… They’re too busy saving the world while the state burns.
  • The terrified town which has even cancelled Earth Hour over migrant sex attack fears (Sweden)

    03/19/2016 10:23:59 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Express ^ | 3/18/16 | Rob Virtue
    A TOWN hit by a spate of sex attacks blamed on newly-arriving migrants has cancelled a festival that will take place under the cover of darkness over safety fears for women. Girls as young as 10 have been victims of the attackers, who are still on the loose, and police are warning females not to go outside alone at night. The 14 separate incidents have all been reported in the town of Ostersund, which has a population of 44,300. While police have refused to release descriptions of the attackers, victims have described the men as of foreign origin. The council,...
  • Earth Hour Tonight TURN ON THOSE POWER SOURCES. (Vanity)

    03/28/2015 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Vaquero · 41 replies
    Self | 3-28-15 | Self
    Turn it up bright. Fire up that lawn mower and snow blower. Test your outboard for the upcoming season Come on FReepers!
  • Earth Hour, Saturday, March 28th: Lights On, Don't Shoot (Vanity)

    03/23/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    3-23-2015 | Me
    Earth hour is an open invitation to unseen violence and security breaches. So make sure your house is brightly illuminated and that your sound system is turned up to 11 the evening of Saturday March 28th.
  • Tonight (03/29) is 'Earth Hour'

    03/29/2014 7:19:13 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 31 replies
    Earth Hour 2014 is at 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 29 Be sure to leave a light on.
  • Global landmarks to switch off the lights for Earth Hour 2014

    03/22/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 36 replies
    CTV News‎ ^ | 03-17-2014
    Famous buildings and monuments around the world will be plunged into darkness on March 29 to honour the global environmental initiative Earth Hour. In North America, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Empire State Building in New York and the Space Needle in Seattle are just some of the legendary sites which will be dimming their lights for the event. Earth Hour USA has launched a social media campaign to encourage buildings such as Navy Pier in Chicago and the Alamo Shrine in Texas to take part. On the Canadian border, even Niagara Falls will see its power...
  • Night Falls on Civilization

    03/24/2013 5:15:22 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 23 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the World's Fair, we now have a new way to celebrate human accomplishment. Instead of seeing a vision of the future, we turn off the lights and sit in the dark for an hour. Earth Hour shows how far we have come from celebrating human accomplishment to celebrating the lack of accomplishment as an accomplishment. For all the pretense of activism, environmentalism celebrates inaction. Don't build, don't create and don't do-- are its mandates. Turn off the lights and feel good about how much you aren't doing right now. Environmentalism has degenerated into a conviction that all human activity...
  • Lights on or off? Earth Hour challenged by Human Achievement Hour

    03/31/2012 6:38:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    Earth Hour, the annual event that turns off lights as a statement for cleaner energy, marks its fifth year this Saturday. But a free-market think tank is trying to get some traction with its alternative: the Human Achievement Hour, when people are encouraged to leave lights on to show their appreciation for inventions "and the recognition that future solutions require individual freedom not government coercion." ... In the other corner is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which isn't expecting to match Earth Hour's reach but aims to make a point when they battle from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. this Saturday...
  • The Demise of Earth Hour: Even Empty, Symbolic Environmentalism is On the Wane

    03/30/2011 9:07:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies ^ | March 30,2011 | Greg Gutfeld
    So last Saturday, Earth Hour took place- that mystical event when cities around the world pledge to turn off the power, and go dark for an hour. It began in Australia in 2007, and has since spread like a pimply rash to more than 130 countries. But If you missed it, it’s not your fault. I totally drank my way through it – and the only thing I had off were my pants. And now, after five years, some commentators are pronouncing the fad over, which suggest we’re all uncaring jerks. Which I know I am anyway.
  • Earth Hour in London

    03/27/2011 11:44:29 PM PDT · by JLS · 9 replies
    National Review online ^ | 26 March 2011 | Mark Steyn
    The money-no-object Metropolitan Police had helicopters whirring non-stop over Central London during today’s mass hallucination (they’re still overhead as I write), but, as usual, not a lot of competent policing on the ground. As is their wont, they did little to prevent property damage – or the general intimidation of visitors to the capital by so-called “anarchists” (an odd term for pro-government welfare-funded thugs).
  • Earth Hour labelled a waste of time

    03/26/2011 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Earth Hour labelled a waste of time Updated Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:05pm AEDT The chairman of Western Australia's largest sustainability program says Earth Hour is tokenistic and a waste of time. Since 2007, the Earth Hour campaign has been encouraging people to turn off their lights simultaneously for one hour to show their support for making a stand against climate change. Last year, more than 200 million people in 128 countries participated in the event. John Carlson, from the not-for-profit initiative Days of Change, says the event gives people a false sense of achievement. "In one hour you can't...