I took some snap shots of us during Earth Hour: I gathered my grandmother's old oil lattern she passed down to me and I had it ready for 8pm to hit. Joey was so cool about it, he helped go around and turned of computers and such, we shut it all down with the exception of the refrigerator.
One of my Willow Tree Statues in the flicker of the light:
Joey in the day with only the oil lamp keeping him visible:
BTW, we missed Tony's band,
We got there in time to watch the band bringing down their equiptment. I gave Tony a hug and promised to be a better fan at their next gig. I was able to chat with his girlfriend, Erin, for sometime. What a neat person!!! I like her...good going Tony, she's a keeper!
To our surprise there were several of our buddies at CAPALANOS. Scott Church, Kenny Knight, Cory Ward, and several others I know would definitely call my friends!!! We stayed until 2am and had a fabulous time. CAPS rocks!!!
SO you may be asking what is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour, run by WWF, the conservation organisation, is a global climate change initiative which calls on individuals and businesses around the world, to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday March 29 2008 between 8 pm and 9pm.
The aim of the campaign is to express that individual action on a mass scale can help change our planet for the better.
The event itself will clearly demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and climate change, showing that we as broader community can address the biggest threat our planet has ever faced.
Earth Hour is a fabulous opportunity for you and your family to do something about climate change. On one night, in one hour, more will be done, more will be demonstrated, and more will be learned than through a hundred 'talk-fests'. Earth Hour is the launch of a 12 month campaign to reduce Sydney's green house gas emissions by 5%.
It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?
The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour.
On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.
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 joined Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.
What about after the event? What can I do then?
We all can take action everyday to help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many households, communities and business to turn their lights for one hour on March 29.
By creating awareness and securing engagement of the broader community, the second objective is to measure the change in our greenhouse gas emissions over the following 12 months – aiming for a reduction in the year following Earth Hour
What does the Earth Hour logo mean?
The Earth Hour ‘60’ logo represents the 60 minutes of Earth Hour where we focus on the impact we are having on our planet and take positive action to address the issues we face.
How will Earth Hour help?
Earth Hour shows that, together, our small actions can make a difference to global warming. Find out more about global warming by visiting www.wwf.org.au There were two key objectives for Earth Hour in 2007. The first was to engage as many households, communities and businesses to turn their lights out for one hour. It also marked the beginning of a 12-month campaign by WWF-Australia and Fairfax Media to reduce Sydney’s emissions by 5%. This year we hope to inspire other cities and towns to take action and reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally.
LET's ALL TRY TO DO THIS NEXT YEAR!!!