Earth Hour

Did you turn the lights off for Earth Hour? During that hour, did you ponder your reliance on energy, its use in your life, and perhaps ways in which you could be conserving energy every hour of every day, and not just once a year. Watch the videos below.

What strikes me most in these videos, is not how amazing it is that everyone around the world has come together to turn off the lights for an hour (although that is amazing), but the sheer quantity of light emanating from each city before they turn their lights off. Do buildings that operate 9 to 5 need to be lit 24 hours a day? Do landmarks need to be cast under spotlights? Do we need to be advertised to in neon? How do we change our relationship to “light” in a world trying to conserve.

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Earth Hour 2010 Video

Earth Hour 2009 Video

Published by jarbenne

Jared Bennett is the Student Information System Consultant at Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.

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