2010 - [Sustainable Concepts] Earth Day 2010 and Earth Hour Celebrated
2010, vol. 83
Welcome to the March 2010 newsletter from Design Forward.
Please take some time to enjoy this month's features.
Quote of the Month: "Every day is Earth Day."
- Author Unknown
Lisa A. Swan
April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth
Day 2010. How do you plan to celebrate?
Find an event that fits you:
What do you plan on doing to celebrate Earth Day
Article © Lisa A. Swan, Design Forward
on "Earth Day 2010" on Lisa's Blog
Hour 2010: Millions Turn off Lights for Earth Hour
Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund
(WWF), saw millions of people switch off their lights
for an hour this weekend.
Some of the world's best known landmarks -- including
the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum --
participated on March 27, 2010 at 8:30pm local time,
following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden
City. In the United States, the lights went out
at the Empire State Building in New York, the National
Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and the Coca-Cola
headquarters in Atlanta, among many other sites
in the Eastern time zone.
Earth Hour was considered success on west coast.
Symbolic lights turned off on Las Vegas Strip and
Anyone who has been to Los Angeles International
Airport in the evening knows about the pillars of
light that stand at the beginning of the property.
These lights normally portray the different colors
and give the passing people something interesting
to view. On Saturday for an hour, in a symbolic
gesture, the lights were turned off for 'Earth Hour.'
In Las Vegas, many of the lights on the Strip were
flipped off at 8:30 too. Again showing the power
of shutting down the lights for 60 minutes to stress
conservation and participate in the 'Earth Hour.'
In the end, it is not about the energy saved during
that hour. It's about the message of awareness that
will be spread. From a child asking why the lights
are off, to leaders who read the message loud and
clear. As more and more people join the effort,
the awareness grows... and hopefully people will
continue to understand that energy saving measures
can be made by each and every one of us.
The image above shows the Empire State Building
(L) in New York, Big Ben (C) in London and the Eiffel
Tower (R) in Paris with lights turned off during
"Earth Hour". -Photo by AFP
Article © gather.com & buffalorising.com
on "Earth Hour 2010" on Lisa's Blog.
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