Monday, March 23, 2009

Earth Hour fun

I have just read a press release issued by North Shore City Council about Earth Hour and how they are proud to promote it etc. Yeah, yeah.

Anyhow, it was pointed out to me that we have the chance to win a brand new car by going into a draw. Cool.

Luckily, when you enter you get to comment on what Earth Hour means to you.

Can I suggest we all have some fun and enter the draw and in the comments please write what Earth Hour means to you, as I have.

I need to add that my daughter came home from school tonight saying how she was excited about Earth Hour this Saturday. I explained it was on at 8:30pm and she would be in bed by then and also said (mean-spiritedly according to my wife) that she should go to school tomorrow and proudly announce that we weren't taking part in Earth Hour as "daddy says global warming (oops, Climate Change) is not real".

19 comments:

natureadvice said...

Thanks for promoting Earth Hour! Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Commit21.com. Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages social media to influence networks of friends, family, and co-workers. Check it out at www.commit21.com

Rick said...

Well if above liked that then they'll also enjoy the ACT on Campus protest of Earth Hour this year, no doubt.

Lucy said...

March 28 Celebrate Edison (and the transition from the dark ages) and turn on all the lights you can.

Sally said...

I am with you Lucy.

Inventory2 said...

We will indeed by observing Earth Hour. We will observe it by turning on as many lights and appliances as possible. Who knows, in the darkness, our home might even be visible from space!

Rupert said...

How's this one?
"A whole pile of steaming @#$%, it's something that does no good, for something which is an imagined problem (human induced global warming)
I intend to spend the entire "Earth Hour" with all lights blazing to show my contempt for the most inane campaign devised since the Salem Witch Trials"

KG said...

"When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences.."
And simple minds continue to believe that. :-)

MandM said...

Thanks for sharing this - we had planned to participate in earth hour by turning every light in our house on but now we can enter the draw and comment too!

"Motella" said...

Just how much of ratepayers money are these gullible socialist council drones wasting on this silly campaign?

Anonymous said...

We are going to turn on every light in the house. We normally use about 15, but I counted all the bulbs we have - 70 of them - and theyre all being turned on at 8.30 on saturday.

bustedblonde said...

shit that was fun - my comment linking back to roarprawn

It shows that you can bring people together to make our world a more enlightened place http://roarprawn.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-bright-idea.html

Clunking Fist said...

Gooner, that was brilliant!

Pique Oil said...

My comment is below. Do you think it will be a winner?

Earth hour is really important to me because it allows me to feel the freedom that non fat people enjoy. I can walk the streets without feeling inadequate and a social pariah because I am fat.
After the lights come back on I will have to retreat back into my cave for another year.
Life can be so cruel!

Anonymous said...

Great opportunity for an early shag whilst "Saving the Planet".

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

No no! anonymous, not if that shag results in Chrisldren.
In the UK, a government gree adviser has called for a halving of the UK population, a reudction of 30 million people.
trouble is, Liarbore has opened the immigration floodgates so that is less likely than ever.
And I am sure that immigrants living in Britain have a far greater carbopn footprint than they would living in their countries of origin.

KG said...

You need the lights ut for that, Anon? Is she/he that ugly?

KG said...

What it means to me:
"It means I can show solidarity with Norwegian lemmings, by joining a herd and throwing myself off a metaphorical cliff."
Maybe I won't be making room in the garage for a Prius.....

Anonymous said...

I wrote "nothing"
wheres my f-ing car.

Andy Moore said...

Switch on the lights! Anti Earth Hour Blog