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Earth Hour

Post by MissLT » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:25 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080330/ap_ ... lights_out

No wonder Google main page has been black. Too bad not many cities will participate, though.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Krisi » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:38 pm

LennyeTran wrote:...No wonder Google main page has been black...
:lol: I suppose this is a joke, Lennye. :)
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Cypress » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:42 am

LennyeTran wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080330/ap_ ... lights_out

No wonder Google main page has been black. Too bad not many cities will participate, though.

My husband and I turned everything off except the refrigerator for that hour .
Did you, Lenny?

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by MissLT » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:42 am

I switched off the power in my bedroom if this counts. :oops: It seems like I'm the only one in the house who understands how much more going on once you turn your lights on. Everyone else like to have the lights on, even at 12pm. Every time I come home at 1ish pm I have to to turn all the lights off. I think I get this habit from my ex. The only light was on in his house was in the room he was in.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by MissLT » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:44 am

I don't think it was. They even said they were honoring that hour. Now they main search page is back to white.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Krisi » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:47 am

LennyeTran wrote:I switched off the power in my bedroom if this counts. :oops: It seems like I'm the only one in the house who understands how much more going on once you turn your lights on. Everyone else like to have the lights on, even at 12pm. Every time I come home at 1ish pm I have to to turn all the lights off. I think I get this habit from my ex. The only light was on in his house was in the room he was in.
Good Lennye... :) How about your computer, did you turn it off too? :wink:
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Tora » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:00 pm

here the news announced the earth hour when it had already passed into eternity - very speedily.

I know what does Lennye mean. At my university the light is on when it's 10am, when I turn it off girls will start whining "they can't see a thing". For sure my mates love me :mrgreen:

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Vega » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:47 pm

I missed that day. Next time I'll switch off something too. :)

I've just had an idea. You can just switch off your cellular phone for an hour on that day. It should be count because your battery will save the energy that would be spent if turned on. Good idea, isn't it? :)

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Krisi » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:33 pm

Xkalibur wrote:I missed that day. Next time I'll switch off something too. :)

I've just had an idea. You can just switch off your cellular phone for an hour on that day. It should be count because your battery will save the energy that would be spent if turned on. Good idea, isn't it? :)
I think so! :P
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Vega » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:31 pm

Krisi wrote:
Xkalibur wrote:I missed that day. Next time I'll switch off something too. :)

I've just had an idea. You can just switch off your cellular phone for an hour on that day. It should be count because your battery will save the energy that would be spent if turned on. Good idea, isn't it? :)
I think so! :P
:P ...but it's better to switch off the light, TV set or similar equipment that consume more energy relatively to cellular phone battery.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Krisi » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:36 pm

Xkalibur wrote:
Krisi wrote:
Xkalibur wrote:I missed that day. Next time I'll switch off something too. :)

I've just had an idea. You can just switch off your cellular phone for an hour on that day. It should be count because your battery will save the energy that would be spent if turned on. Good idea, isn't it? :)
I think so! :P
:P ...but it's better to switch off the light, TV set or similar equipment that consume more energy relatively to cellular phone battery.
But you missed the chance right? I didn't! :lol: :) :wink:
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Zooboy » Sat May 24, 2008 3:27 am

Ohad,..

Yes, it is true.
Many of us think and wish to do a great/ major thing to make a change.
But actually even small things but if we do them on daily basis - consistently, too - they mean a lot !

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Krisi » Mon May 26, 2008 2:09 pm

ohad wrote:That day was nothing but a gimmick.
I don't think so... :-| (It also costed them a lot of money doing that. That's not a joke...)
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by MissLT » Tue May 27, 2008 6:40 pm

ohad wrote:That day was nothing but a gimmick.I look at it as hypocrisy.If we really care about our planet, we should make a daily effort in order to cause a change.
Everything has a beginning. You cannot jump into something and say, "okay, I'm gonna change it" and you'll change it in an instant. Small steps, some practice, little patience build big contribution. Doing something is still better than doing nothing. That's why I liked this idea because at least they/us wanted to change something.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Vega » Thu May 29, 2008 8:07 am

LennyeTran wrote: Everything has a beginning. You cannot jump into something and say, "okay, I'm gonna change it" and you'll change it in an instant. Small steps, some practice, little patience build big contribution. Doing something is still better than doing nothing. That's why I liked this idea because at least they/us wanted to change something.
I can. But first I need a magic stick. :-)

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Cypress » Thu May 29, 2008 5:06 pm

LennyeTran wrote: Small steps, some practice, little patience build big contribution. Doing something is still better than doing nothing. That's why I liked this idea because at least they/us wanted to change something.
Well said. I couldn’t agree more

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by MissLT » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:36 pm

ohad wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:
ohad wrote:That day was nothing but a gimmick.I look at it as hypocrisy.If we really care about our planet, we should make a daily effort in order to cause a change.
Everything has a beginning. You cannot jump into something and say, "okay, I'm gonna change it" and you'll change it in an instant. Small steps, some practice, little patience build big contribution. Doing something is still better than doing nothing. That's why I liked this idea because at least they/us wanted to change something.
Yes, I agree with you, it's obvious you can't change things in one boom, but, and this is a very important but, we must have a daily continuity in what we do.You say that "they wanted us to change something", if they did and this supposed to be a begining as you say, then why aren't there more days like this during the year?Why not, for example, introducing a day like this once in a week or twice in a month, maybe once in six months? The 'green people' introduce us the expected catastrophe of the world if we don't do something about that, so what we do?We give the world a day in a year, a day, like this is really what going to bring the expected change, put it other way, we actually say to the world:'Here, take a day and let me have my Late'.I doubt the effect of creating awareness to the world's problems, and in general to every problem, that way, Maybe this is why the world looks like that.I can understand why you liked that idea, it's a fun one, it doesn't demend you to put too much effort, Google darkens its main page, othere countrys around the globe are also participating at the same time, so you won't be a "freak show" doing stuff like this alone.Is this the best we can offer?If after this trick we would have seen some benfit out of that... but we don't.We need to get more serious then that and stop this whole show thing.If we really want a change, we need, the world need, to join simultaneously to this effort by financing speciall projects with certain achievable goals, increased environmental educating from a young age, combining "earth projects" in schools and local communitys, annual environmental patent contest etc.Insted of declering 'earth day' why not declering on 'earth year?We should treat the world with reverence and respect and not with recklessness.I want to believe we don't use days like this in order to silence our conscience about what we do to this world.Trust me, you would benefit the world better by closing the water tap while washing your hands with the soap, or using the sink's water for irrigating your garden.

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Nice reply but I don't have time to say much like I used to. All I can say is people have been slowly doing what you said above on daily basics. Why do you think we've gone back time to appreciate organic things now, for instance? If you think this is a show, suite yourself. Let you live in your complicate world with your belief about changes and I live in mine.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by MissLT » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:04 am

Since I don't have much time to reply to your post and as this is a major issue in my opinion, I'd like to say that almost all your points are valid. Yet there's one thing really bothers me, don't you think your talk should be direct to people who don't bother to change at all? Instead, your criticism is towards people who make some commitments to change. Again, if this is a show, suite yourself. You're entitled to your own opinion. I personally believe that one day of doing something, even if it's only once a year, is still far better than not doing anything at all all year long.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Vega » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:05 pm

I think for some countries this a last importance problem, I mean countries that in civil war, crisis, etc. But I don't exclude some enthusiasts who celebrate the Earth Hour even there. :-)

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Krisi » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:46 am

whatever it is... no matter what... whether the contribution/action is big or small the effect is good!!! the bad effect is only in the mind of the thinkers... and dependent on how one perceive things... :-)
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by denvinbo » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:17 am

Those stubborn person can be persuaded by words.....They need to see the actions....and the people do that actions....is our first..... :geek:
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Krisi » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:52 am

LennyeTran wrote:I personally believe that one day of doing something, even if it's only once a year, is still far better than not doing anything at all all year long.
I agree to this... :-)
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by MissLT » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:43 pm

ohad wrote:
'Earth hour' and 'earth day' are both great and usful vehicles for reenforcing awarness for enviromental issues.The thing is, awarness is already at the top of the globe's agenda, we don't need any more of it; it's time for action!
Are you sure?

ohad wrote:What have we been told so far?The world is getting warmer, the ice in the Arctic region is melting, the polar bers are loosing their life areas etc, so what we do?We turn off some bulbs once in a year AND we call it an effort.More then this, we even count it as something, as a little effort which is better then nothing.
It's only once a year yet not every country around the world practices it. Can you see the level of ignorance of people?
ohad wrote:In short, Earth Day has served its time, and it must go.
And what's next? Doing nothing at all? Not many people can even find themselves changing into a small thing like this you expect they can fit into big changes? I wish you well with this belief.
ohad wrote:
your criticism is towards people who make some commitments to change.
I don't think that people who turn off some bulbs once in a year can be categorized as "people who make some commitments to change".That's a very bold statement I have to say.In fact, I find it as an insult for those who really are committed for change, a reall change.
Fine, suite yourself. Give all the criticism you can give. It's a free world. I'm a big insult to people who commit to change because I LOVE this idea to dead, and I love to practice it every year. All in all, I'm quite tired with this debate whether this idea is appropriate for eco-friendly ideas or not. We're not on the same path if we can't share the same ideas. Let's keep it this way.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by mathewhadley » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:10 am

Earth Hour is all about the small changes that everyone is capable of making in their lives and building the Earth Hour ethos into each days living.
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Re: Earth Hour

Post by JANETCUIFAURECIA » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:37 pm

today is a bad day, cause of a bad weather. grey sky, wind with sand. and people's mood are also not good. we need some actions to change the condition.

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Tora » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:45 am

if I'm not mistaken, it's today when we are asked to turn off the electricity for an hour. It's pm 8.30 local time http://www.earthhour.org/home/ prime-time on TV... :mrgreen:

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by Rui » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:21 am

sorry if i miss something important along this thread but i dont have the time to read everything,talking about the event of turning off all the lights across the world, i think that has to be seen more like a sign to your daily habits more than getting some results by saving energy for one our. however i agree 100% with these kind of ideas, sometimes we live so deep in our problems that we tend to forget the world problems, so congratulations to those that think about that and work to make it possible ;-)

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Re: Earth Hour

Post by searchlight » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:36 pm

I don't know whether Google was black because mine was turned off then...we celebrated the Earth's day in complete darkness feeling the beautiful Earth around us.
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