You heard that next Saturday is when the worldwide Earth Hour happens, right? It’s local (the Town Council just affirmed it) and it’s global — here’s more from Jeanne, shown with Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones:
At the Town Council meeting at noon Thursday, March 19th, the Town Council read a Proclamation in support of Earth Hour, which is March 28, 2009.
Earth Hour is a worldwide event that takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. at each person’s local time, around the world on Saturday, March 28th. It is a VOTE for the Earth — individual actions that are done collectively can make a huge difference — it’s for us, the salmon, the whales, the eco-systems, our kids and their kids too.
San Juan County has already issued a Proclamation for Earth Hour and Seattle has signed up as well as Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, even Las Vegas and hundreds more towns and cities in the U.S. and across the world.
Locally, if people are going to the middle school play on Sat. night the 28th they could turn off their lights at home before going. Going to other events, such as a party?.… well, maybe the host/hostess will consider having the party via candlelight, for that hour. Some people will get together to make it fun for the kids — a night time treasure hunt, an hour of games by flashlight, or even an hour of talking to one another!
for more complete information please go to www.earthhour.org
With your wide audience I am hoping you will spread the word about Earth Hour because so many people don’t know about it. With both the Town and the County supporting Earth Hour, the people of Friday Harbor and San Juan County need to opportunity to show their support for the Town and the County!
Thanks, Ian! Let me know if I need to send you a reminder to put on your site or what I can do (if anything) to help you ‘get people into the know’.