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Earth Hour?

U.N. is taking part in Earth Hour.

Based on average energy consumption levels from 2006-08, U.N. spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci said the world body's New York headquarters will save $102 while observing Earth Hour. Maestracci initially estimated the savings would be $81,000 before revising it to $24,300. She ultimately estimated the savings would be just $102 for the darkened hour.

Why such a big drop in the estimate????

"If the U.N. is trying to show it's really committed to the Earth," he said, "they should scrap the giant fleet of black limousines they drive around in and buy hybrid cars in the United States to help the economy of the country they're in.,2933,511102,00.html

What do you think of the whole Earth Hour thing?


Asked by AprilDJC at 4:50 PM on Mar. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (3)
  • We need to teach people personal responsibility. Turning the lights off for an hour is a publicity stunt. When you teach people to care about what they eat, what they put in their bodies and the actual land, the actual earth, the conservation will come naturally.

    Most "green campaigns" are one of two things: a publicity stunt, or a moneymaker.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:05 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • I think it's a crock of bull just like all the global warming crap and all the hug a tree crap!!


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • Boring, not participating so to speak, My house will be dark but where we will be will be lit up and full of people enjoying themselves and coal fired electricity. hehe
    When they proclaim Earth day, a day without toilet paper, well then, I'll know for sure the world has gone to hell in a liberal handbasket.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 5:01 PM on Mar. 27, 2009