Sunday, March 21, 2010

Earth Hour 2010 - March 27th

Amazingly freaky warm weather, cooler and cloudy today, but still above average.

Another Earth Hour is coming. Another chance for the world to unite and show that it can reduce energy consumption. Another carbon cutting "can-do" opportunity.

So what happens to the other 8,759 hours in the year? Will 2010 be any different? We will see less participation? More participation? Has there been a carry over affect?

Don't get me wrong, I like Earth Hour. I think it does bring us together and makes a point; the lights going out are pretty dramatic. My biggest beef is there appears to be little carry over.

Not sure why. The website has a pretty good tool kit for writing to all sorts of people, businesses and other agencies. They have a link about climate change. What seems to be lacking is real education on how you can reduce your carbon sucking behavior. A huge opportunity lost I am afraid.

Earth Hour is supported by the WWF, World Wildlife Fund, a very worthy organization who I think might have crawled in bed with some unusual oily bed fellows. Not sure why this is, but it seems a little like Monsanto getting FDA positions.

If you need a little boost to help you carry over your carbon conscience, here's a video about the tipping points, yes points, to help you:

My point is, I think more could be done with Earth Hour. We''ll see how 2010 participation goes this Saturday. And yes, I do have my candles ready.