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#1 2007-03-29 23:48:35

justlookingforthemoment
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Earth Hour

Received a message about this event in an email, and thought it was an interesting idea ...

At 7.30pm on 31 March 2007, we are inviting Sydneysiders - businesses and individuals - to turn off their lights for just one hour, Earth Hour, as a sign of their commitment to reduce global warming.

Earth Hour is just the start of a campaign that aims to reduce Sydney's greenhouse emissions by 5% in 2007. The event will demonstrate how simple actions can make the world of difference if everyone takes part. And it sends a powerful message that we care about the future of the planet.

This year's Earth Hour will happen in Sydney, but we hope that Earth Hour can grow into a global campaign. If you live outside of Sydney, you can show your support by joining us and turning off your lights at 7.30pm local time.

Anyone going to do it and sign up? It doesn't just have to be for Sydneysiders ... big_smile

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http://earthhour.smh.com.au/

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#2 2007-03-30 19:16:00

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Re: Earth Hour

I may do it, that is, if I don't have to turn off every single one of my appliances that uses electrical current and electricity.

I'll do it!

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#3 2007-03-30 19:59:41

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Re: Earth Hour

What do they do about street lights? Does this mean my night scene at World Time Zones will be wrong?


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#4 2007-03-30 22:37:50

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Re: Earth Hour

I'm gonna load up all my computers in spite of this effort.


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#5 2007-03-31 13:52:48

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Re: Earth Hour

i heard 'bout that on T.V oh sorry well what i did was actually shut down my computer not just  on sleep big_smile


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
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#6 2007-03-31 18:59:35

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You heard about it on television?

This reminds me of those 'bus-riders' who ride buses and go around saving the environment.

But buses damage the environment anyway, so there isn't any point.

Pfft.

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#7 2007-04-01 21:08:35

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Re: Earth Hour

Well, loads of things damage the atomasphere. Here's the Pollution Cycle:

When no electronics were around, the Earth had perfect weather and no hurricanes or tsunamis big_smile
But when TVs, cars, lorries, buses and aeroplanes were introduced, they used Carbon Dioxide to power them so it got into the atomasphere sad
Even cows and fridges help, they get methane into the atomasphere
The weather is affected, causing the extreme weather yikes
So who's to blame for global warming? shame

P.S: I live in Melbourne, but I still took part in Earth Hour smile


"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination," ~ John Lennon

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#8 2007-04-01 23:02:58

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Re: Earth Hour

Choco wrote:

P.S: I live in Melbourne, but I still took part in Earth Hour smile

"Good on Ya!"

By the way, I think there were hurricanes, etc, before electronics, even before Modern Man evolved.


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#9 2007-04-02 20:00:54

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Oh yeah! I forgot that. I just don't study prehistoric weather that much.


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#10 2007-04-02 21:34:11

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Choco wrote:

Oh yeah! I forgot that. I just don't study prehistoric weather that much.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Hill_Meteorological_Observatory

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#11 2007-04-03 00:53:21

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Re: Earth Hour

other than Choco , did anyone else here take part in this Earth hour ?
And Choco , wheres melborne - whatever -the place in which u live .

and just looking....... from where did u come to know about this?


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#12 2007-04-03 13:04:34

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Re: Earth Hour

soha, as I wrote before, a friend sent me an email, with the details.

Melbourne is in Australia:
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#13 2007-04-03 15:55:54

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yeah!!!!!!!!!  go Aussie we rock neh tongue wooooo


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
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#14 2007-04-03 20:34:42

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Re: Earth Hour

soha wrote:

other than Choco , did anyone else here take part in this Earth hour ?
And Choco , wheres melborne - whatever -the place in which u live .

and just looking....... from where did u come to know about this?

I actually forgot to take part in it. It was an hour-and-a-half later that I realised that I had missed the Earth Hour.

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#15 2007-04-04 13:04:12

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Tigeree: Which part of Australia are you from?


"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination," ~ John Lennon

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#16 2007-04-04 18:31:39

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Melbourne, where r u from ? smile


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
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#17 2007-04-06 21:56:25

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OMG... You are in the same city as me!!! smile COOL!!!

I'm from Liverpool, England, my family came here on the 11th of January this year. Liverpool's OK, it's just ultra cold there.


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#18 2007-04-07 04:49:22

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Re: Earth Hour

Choco wrote:

P.S: I live in Melbourne, but I still took part in Earth Hour smile

can we take part being any where not only in sydney .how can we take part in it , if it is only  for half an hour , whats the use .......dunnodunnodunno


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#19 2007-04-08 15:35:04

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Earth Hour may go global. It's just to help get rid of some of the gases and coal in the atomasphere.


"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination," ~ John Lennon

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#20 2007-04-08 19:04:04

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Ehm, I'd hate to burst everyone's bubble, but you're going to have to wait another year to participate. Earth Hour is long gone.

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#21 2007-04-09 12:16:20

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Re: Earth Hour

I suppose the real 'idea' coming from this (as corny as it sounds) is that we can all make a difference. You don't just have to conserve during a single hour. We should be doing these things all the time if we really want to change the world.

So if you wanted to have your own 'earth hour', or 'earth [insert-time-frame-here]', go ahead, there's nothing to stop you.

big_smile

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#22 2007-04-09 13:25:48

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You can be up at one in the morning doing Earth Hour if you please!


"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination," ~ John Lennon

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#23 2007-04-09 18:48:15

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Re: Earth Hour

justlookingforthemoment wrote:

So if you wanted to have your own 'earth hour', or 'earth [insert-time-frame-here]', go ahead, there's nothing to stop you.

big_smile

So, by this statement, you're also saying that it will make a difference?

Earth second. big_smile

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#24 2007-04-09 22:24:01

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Re: Earth Hour

I may have stated this in millions of other threads, but...

My campaign called World Changer is on right now. If you want to sign up, go to Members Only under a post that says,
"The World Changer Campaign, by Yours Truly" by 9:00 AM Melbourne time I'll see who decided to sign up and I will update the list. So far only Tigeree and JaneFairfax are helping- anyone else want to help wipe away all the Earth's bad stuff? i.e wars, bullying, global warming, etc.


"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination," ~ John Lennon

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