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Earth Hour 2011: Going Beyond the Hour

For a four-year-old event, Earth Hour’s quickly reached a status on par with Earth Day: this year on Saturday, March 26th, 130 countries and territories, tons of organizations, businesses, and landmarks, and hundreds of millions of people will participate in this annual “hour of darkness” designed to get people thinking about the steps they can […]

Another Perspective on Earth Hour (PPB #24)

When I wrote my post on Earth Hour in the wee hours, I did not know that Beth Buczynski would also be covering the topic for her guest post at the Ecospheric Blog. But I’m glad she did… she brings in some of the political controversy surrounding the event (“Human Achievement Hour,” anyone), and encourages […]

Earth Hour’s Tonight: What are Your Plans? (PPB #16)

It’s now the 27th here in the Central time zone, and that means it’s Earth Hour day: at 8:30 tonight local time, people, businesses, schools, and even some well-known landmarks will be turning off the lights for an hour. Sponsored by WWF, this symbolic gesture by millions around the world is meant to demonstrate global […]

Making the Most of Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 28th. Are you participating? Are you planning? If you’ve already signed up for Earth Hour, you’ve got two things left to do. Prepare to power down and plan what you’ll be doing from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Powering Down Earth Hour is about turning off the lights for one hour. […]

March 23rd

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu Supports Earth Hour

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is getting behind the symbolic call for global action against climate change that is Earth Hour. From 8:30-9:30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, March 28, major swaths of urbanized Earth will go dark in the name of unity. All anyone has to do is sit, relax, socialize. Maybe in the dark, maybe […]

March 3rd

Jesus Unplugged: Religious Groups Participate in Earth Hour 2008

Candlelit services are nothing new for religious organizations. So when businesses, governments, and individuals turn off their lights Saturday at 8 p.m. local time, churches, synagogues, and mosques will be holding special gatherings. This global event is the second annual Earth Hour, the creation of the World Wildlife Fund to inspire people to take action […]