Saturday, March 29, 2008
Earth Hour 2008
Tonight we participated in Earth Hour 2008, which entailed turning off all lights and not operating appliances and electronics between 8 and 9 p.m. While the lights are off, you were supposed to replace as many light bulbs as possible with the more environmentally-friendly compact florescent bulbs. We have already done that, so we just enjoyed our hour in the dark. Chicago was one of the big cities participating, and apparently the skyline was going dark. In addition to all the theater signs and the Wrigley Field Marquee going dark, the lights illuminating the antennae on the Sears Tower were being turned off as well. Even though an hour probably won't make a huge difference in emissions, it still makes a nice statement about our commitment to the environment. Helping save the environment is not a political issue, and it's not a partisan issue - it's a real issue. And we should all do our part to make sure that there will be an Earth for our future generations.