Hour of no lights, March 29th, at 8:30PM

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on March 22, 2009


Toronto's Earth Hour 2008

Earth Hour was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with great results.  Earth Hour 2008 spread to cities all over the world, including Chicago which had impressive results.  The Chicagoland region reported an electricity savings of 7% which is the carbon emissions equivalent of taking 1 million cars off the road for one hour or planting 158 acres of trees.

What’s really awesome about this day is that there are a ton of restaurants/bars who are having a special events to coincide with Earth Hour so don’t stay in and wait for the hour to be done with, go out and enjoy it! 

Even Google will turn the lights off on their homepage by changing their trademark bright white screen to black in order to save energy on everyone’s computer.

Chicago's Earth Hour 2008

Chicago's Earth Hour 2008


Sydney's Earth Hour 2008

Sydney's Earth Hour 2008


2 Responses to “Hour of no lights, March 29th, at 8:30PM”

  1. Matt said

    You first picture is not a picture of NYC, but rather, a picture of Toronto Ontario Canada.

    The tell-tale sign is the big tower in the near middle that says “BMO” which is the Bank of Montreal Tower in Toronto…

    • ChicagoismynewBlog! said

      Ahhhh, I’m embarrassed that I made that mistake because it’s so obvious now! Thanks for the correction, Matt.

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