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post #1 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
Earth Hour 2010

Soooooo, I don't know how many of you care/believe in Climate Change but Earth Hour is a good thing to do if you do and would like to send a message. It's on Sunday, March 27th.
You just turn off your lights/unplug things that you don't need for an hour between 8 and 9pm.
or go to for information

I've been doing it since 2007 when it was started in Sydney, I was on Spring Break with my family at that time. I can honestly say that if you have a group of people with you, it's a lot of fun. I threw a party last year and we played games even after the 60 minutes were up!! I'll probably do it again this year.

But I was thinking, maybe our bettas could participate too! Turn off their tank lights for an hour! :P

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 07:12 PM
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While climate change is definitely real, man made climate change is not. It's a scam cooked up by rich fat cat politicians for the sake of controlling more of our lives and getting richer with enviro schemes.

In honor of Earth hour I will light every light in my house.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 07:48 PM
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So, assuming your lights are on the same every day, you'll reduce your energy consumption by 0.011%! Guessing it's more about publicity and awareness than actual saving.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 07:54 PM
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Our carbon dioxide from cars etc doesn't create any more heat in the world at all? And the power plants that make a lot of electricity produce radioactive waste. And gas for heaters and such produces pollutants etc. Whether or not it warms the planet, it does harm it, our human activity.
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 07:55 PM
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I don't really believe in the whole global warming thing, but it's always a good thing to save energy! I think I participated last year. It was more like earth rest-of-the-night for me. I went to bed after awhile :D
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 08:14 PM
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See just another advantage living in the Country, spc this time a year we get so much snow and ice between end Dec till March - I do the Earth saving power out thing ALL The time - And I don't just turn the lights off; nop my computer is off, all fish tanks off, fridge off, heat power and we tent to do that pretty regularly as the ice builds up out there as I type this
So I do my double & triple share for all ya'll that never do it 1x a year I'll do it 5x a week

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 08:39 PM
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I try to do it around 27th of every month if I can :) I try to turn off most things (except fish heaters and filters of course). I bought those energy efficient lights too I highly recommend them they do cut energy costs a bit and they last so long!! I haven't had to buy new lights in 2 years since I bought them and I took them with me when I moved. They are still going :D

I'll make sure my bettas turn their lights off too :) changing the world one betta at a time ;) lol

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