Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour

photo courtesy of rustybrick

Want to save some energy? Join a cause? Do something good for the planet? Tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.(local time), you can participate in Earth Hour. Simply turn off your lights for an hour. You can join millions of participants in conserving energy for this third annual event. Read about it here.

Can you do it? Will you be able to shut off TV, turn off the computer, read by candlelight? The Gateway Arch in my home city of St. Louis will be dousing the lights along with other such notable landmarks as the Sydney Opera House, Las Vegas Strip, the Golden Gate Bridge.

And while we're on the subject did you know that many states are participating in an Energy Star Tax Holiday? If you live in Missouri, the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday runs from April 19 -25. State sales tax will be lifted for qualified Energy Star appliances.


K9friend said...

I was in Nashville and all of downtown was supposed to be on blackout for Earth Day. However, instead the tornado sirens were roaring, so for safety's sake, the whole thing was canceled.

Writer Chick said...

Probably a good idea to cancel. Tornado sirens are scary enough without having something happen and the whole city being dark.