The opinions expressed here are the personal views of Karl Fisch and do not (necessarily) reflect the views of my employer.
This is all fine and good, (and I will turn off my lights), however, I don't want to have people think that being ecologically sound is synonymous with "freezing in the dark". What we really need is smart architecture, efficient cars, houses that are insulated, public transportation, and technologies that use the renewable energy sources that our planet has available. Feel good solutions and useless hype will get us nowhere in the big picture ( which is serious, both ecologically and politically.)
@jacquio - agreed, although I wouldn't equate Earth Hour with "feel good solutions and useless hype." I think it's just one piece of the puzzle, and getting folks to think about the issue - whether it's hype or not - is a good thing.
I'll grant you that. I was actually hoping that somehow from some satellite we could see a picture of the lights dim in major cities. I could feel excitement in that.
I found it interesting that the best advertiser online, Google, jumped in to spread awareness of Earth Hour by "blacking out" their home page. Check it out.
@jacquio - Well, I found a few sets of photos and one video in a quick search.
I think this is a good idea, but im sure it is not possible for everyone. I think another idea would be to get to people to turn ff lights and tv's when they are not in use. I oticed google blacked out their screen for earth day, trying to tell peple about the importance of it. It is an important idea and something people need to take serioulsy, no matter how they save energy.
I like the idea, but i am sure it is not possible for everyone. I think they should be trying to get people to turn out lights and tv's when they are not in use. I feel that would be a good idea as well. I also nticed google telling people about Earth Day, by blacking out their background.