"Earth Hour" got its start in Sydney, Australia in 2007. And, in just one year, it has spread worldwide to include major cities and small towns on many continents!
Now, YOU can participate too! All you need to do is turn off the lights, as well as non-essential electric appliances, in your home or office between 8 and 9 pm. TONIGHT, March 29, 2008. This is your local time, wherever you are, so there's no need to worry about time zones.
What will shutting the lights off for one hour do? Well, last year in Sydney, the energy consumption was reduced by 10.2% -- this is the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road -- for a year!
Hello, and whatcha know? First order of business... pictures of my electric bike are a bit overdue, I think. So here 'tis. Jo helped me wrap the batter...