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PostPosted: March 29th, 2008 06:45:56 am 
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Hey, guys, don't forget to turn your lights out at 8:00 tomorrow night. It will help the environment.

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Somehow I'm not convinced that getting people to turn off lights for one hour every year is actually all that beneficial to the environment.

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Yeah, I didn't actually do it.

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BatmanAoD wrote:
Somehow I'm not convinced that getting people to turn off lights for one hour every year is actually all that beneficial to the environment.

It isn't.

More beneficial will be getting the Repugs out of the White House, but anyways...

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I wasn't home for most of Earth Hour, but I did turn all the lights off from about 8:50 to 9. So I guess I saved one-sixth of the environment.

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william wrote:
BatmanAoD wrote:
Somehow I'm not convinced that getting people to turn off lights for one hour every year is actually all that beneficial to the environment.

It isn't.

More beneficial will be getting the Repugs out of the White House, but anyways...


Believe it or not, I'm not fully convinced of that, either. I'm not willing to get into a political debate here, but suffice to say, I think the matter does warrant a serious debate without assuming that the R's are inherently bad for the environment.

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Guys, if this thread gets too political, I'm going to have to move it to the Radiation Station.

This should be a place for on-topic discussion of Earth Hour and its relation to time, such as why it's eight to nine in particular, or how different time zones vary in Earth Hour observance.

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Prior to reading this thread, I had never heard of Earth hour. Maybe this is just my ignorance...


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I wonder why it's eight to nine in particular? You'd think it would be easier to turn off lights during the day time.

I guess it's because people generally don't turn their lights on during the daytime, and it wouldn't really save any electricity.

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I didn't turn off my lights for Earth hour. I can't remember whether or not my lights were coincidentally off during it or not. Thus, I can conclude that I don't know whether or not I have saved the environment.


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I don't see why people really care about things like turning off lights, when lights don't even take up that much power. The things that take the most power in a home are refrigerators, clothes dryers, and heating and cooling systems. Although refridgerators are usually necessary, clothes dryers and air conditioning have fairly easy remedies that could actually help the environment if everybody did them.

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Well, I think a large part of the reason is that many people care more about feeling good about themselves as if they had helped the environment than they care about actually helping the environment.

Also, what are some of these "fairly easy remedies" of which you speak?

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easy remedies such as hanging your clothes up to dry instead of using a machine, and turning off your air-con at least for part of the day when you don't need it.


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yes, those are the ones.

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