February 23, 2009

I'm Just One Person

Last year Phoenix was one of a handful of cities that turned off their lights for one hour to stand in solidarity with those pursuing a more sustainable planet. The campaign - called Earth Hour - started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and has since gained much media attention and international support.

Funded in large part by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour asks participants to go dark by turning off the lights (and all electricity, for that matter) from 8:30PM to 9:30PM local time on March 28. In the past, restaurants hosted candlelit dinners, downtown office buildings turned off their large marquees, and people were generally forced to enjoy each others' company without technologically sophisticated stimulants. It doesn't necessarily need to be an event, either. Each individual gesture adds to the chorus of voices united in the fight against harmful global climate change.

As of yet Phoenix has not announced its participation in Earth Hour 2009, but I'm confident that the good people of God's Country will step up to the plate once again. Plus, Shepard Fairey designed the poster. I heard any project that guy touches turns out to be a pretty big deal...

"Character is what you are in the dark."
Dwight L. Moody


Aaron Stiner said...

Great poster!

Should we do some sort of Earth Hour Party? Could we make it kid friendly =) Or at least Omar friendly? I am putting it on my calendar!

Brandon K. Baker said...

Did you really just bust out a Dwight Moody quote? ;)

Ron Werner Jr said...

Hola Comrades!

It has been great to be a part of the blogosphere with you all over the years. I just launched a new blog at ronwernerjr.blogspot.com- I am only a few posts deep, but hope you link up and follow me on this new endeavor.

I look forward to future collaboration with you!

Ron (nie)(Werner Jr)(GP)

Candi said...

Wow, already been another year since last time we all took apart of turning our lights out! I cant wait to do it again.