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Question of the Week: Why did or didn’t you observe Earth Hour?

2009 March 30

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On the evening of Saturday March 28, millions around the world turned off their lights for an hour to demonstrate their awareness of the need to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Why did or didn’t you observe Earth Hour?

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124 Responses leave one →
  1. Jacqui permalink
    April 6, 2009

    Yep, I want to live in a different ecosystem …. one without stupid people. Oh, and the ecosystems of the future you talk about if we stay on our present path will be uninhabitable. Yes, the planet will survive BUT life on it WILL NOT!

  2. Julie permalink
    April 7, 2009

    I observed Earth Hour this year & last. As I did last year, I sent e-mails & texts, and phone calls to remind everyone. I think it’s a great way of making a statement & I love that it’s a trend that’s catching on. The city skylines look beautiful.

  3. Daniel permalink
    April 7, 2009

    I work at a state capitol and the we observed Earth Hour by turning off monument lights. (There were people still working in the building, so it wouldn’t work for all lights to be off)

  4. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009

    Amen to dat reverend!

  5. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009

    Darn straight!

  6. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009

    True say!

  7. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009

    You must be living under a rock not to know about Earth Hour. I live under a rock and still knew about it. But, I can forgive you if you learned your lesson. Props to u!

  8. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009

    Great but do it on ur own next time! Peace out!

  9. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009


  10. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009

    You should be dissapointed but at least you know now!

  11. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009

    We had a party too! Cool! WE screamed at neighbours all night!

  12. shyanne permalink
    April 8, 2009

    i think earth hour is a very important issue

  13. samantha permalink
    April 8, 2009


  14. samantha permalink
    April 10, 2009

    chuck you are still soo wrong earth hour is for awarness, for in the futre thoose people who actualy did trun off there lights will help when an enviormental call has been made. becuase what we do today determens were we are tommorow. becuase arent we all planning for the futre? well the future is here and its time to make a differnce. like it or not chuck, so suck it up and trun our lights off for one mesily hour becuase it all counts.

    what!? you just got served volleyed and bumped !

  15. Kevin S. permalink
    April 19, 2009

    Global Warming is a HOAX people! Wake up. Those pesky volcano’s have put more gasses into the atmosphere. than we could ever have thought to!! Global Warming is A Hoax and AL Gore leads the pack!!
    Wake up….Wake Up…..

  16. Kevin S. permalink
    April 19, 2009

    I love it!!

  17. Rob permalink
    October 13, 2009

    The Global Warming alarmists can’t have it both ways. If the warming trend and hurricanes once caused global warming, then you can’t dismiss these two things when they know longer occur.

    In Colorado we’ve had a near-record cool summer and fall so far. World wide, we’ve had three of the mildest hurricane seasons ever. Be consistent about your theories, at least.

    IT Support

  18. david baer permalink
    December 30, 2009

    Everyone has their favorite way of using the internet. Many of us search to find what we want, click in to a specific website, read what’s available and click out. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it’s efficient. We learn to tune out things we don’t need and go straight for what’s essential.

  19. anonymous permalink
    May 31, 2010

    Fail Chuck!

  20. Chuck Norris Look-Alike permalink
    July 23, 2010

    Dear Chuck,
    As samantha eloquently put it: YOU GOT OWNED! In four wordsl you managed to summarize the feelings that put this entire plant in jepardy. The laziness in which you took three seconds to voice your negative opinion on a computer burning resources, could have been better spent in the dark, since you clearly have nothing better to do or contribute to society! Now, why don’t you get up and do something with more point, if you fail to see the point in the exercise!!!! Don’t bash the people that took the time to create the awarness that it saving your planet. OWNED PWNED SERVED WHAT?!?!

  21. Sydney Classifieds permalink
    July 26, 2010

    This very hopefully put it into their minds so this one hopefully we can have more of these.

  22. Rose Carino permalink
    May 30, 2011

    I observed the earth hour. I’m from the philippines and I saw an advertisement saying an hour for your birthday, an hour for your salon day, for a valentine, why not for our mother earth? Even an hour of shutting down every electrical appliance will have a great impact and help to our earth. I’m planning to do my own solar power here in our house, and I found a site to guide me. I just need your inputs if this will help.

    Thanks in advance! I’ll wait for your answers.

  23. Mary W Mulligan permalink
    October 1, 2011

    This may be an old topic but I do observe the Earth Hour every year… Just doing my bit although I know its rather small…

  24. andrew permalink
    October 12, 2011

    The Earth and the enviroment didn’t mean much to me when i was a child. Now iam older and have two fantasic boys and a great family i wonder how much damage has already been done.
    One planet , One chance, Every one now and in the future should STOP polluting it…………………..

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