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Slow Puffs
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PostSubject: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:03 pm

Earth Hour...
Do you participate?
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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:12 pm

Don't know about 8:30 earth hour.. But I do know about 7 PM Calipari's Cats hour.
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:43 pm

Never heard of it. Can I smoke my pipe in that hour?
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:45 pm

Only if you have Carbon Credits.
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:50 pm

You shut off appliances and non-necessary lighting for an hour in order to show solidarity with environmental issues. My understanding of it is that in large cities where it's done, the impact it makes on energy consumption for that period of time is quite impressive. Obviously, when put against the energy used in a year, it's just a wee bit. But it's still an interesting thing to do.

I'll be doing it this evening. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:00 pm

Well, we're going to be out shopping, so we'll leave everything off while we're gone. Will that work? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:02 pm

I'll observe it like I did last year,
by turning everything in the house on. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:15 pm

Estimated that 1 Billion people observed it last year.
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:13 pm

I turn all my lights, and appliances on during the hour to make up for the loss of income for the energy companies. I also use my spray on deoderant while eating red meat. What can i say im part of the 10% who can not be reeducated
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:06 pm

I am a conservative not a liberal tree hugger. I don't believe we need to "save the planet" but we need to be "good stewards" of our natural resources.
My lights will be on so I can see what I'm doing!
Sorry if I'm not PC but Al Gore and his Mother Earth lovin cronies can kiss my Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:47 am

Well, I observed it, with the exception of the TV haha.
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:08 pm

We forgot until we heard the local radio station talking about it. Only had three lights on anyway. Plus the furnace was running and the radio. And all of that mysterious 'phantom power'. Went out front to see what the rest of the street was doing, not much. The newspapers really slammed it this year. Didn't get a paper to see what the observation rate was (in Toronto.) I suspect not much.

The solar flare induced blackout in 2003 was far more impressive!

Just checked. Its official. Earth Hour sucked in Toronto => It sucked
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:46 am

Hermit wrote:
I'll observe it like I did last year,
by turning everything in the house on. Twisted Evil


Oh, you rebel, you! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:16 pm

Common sense and my not liking wastefulness cause me to shut lights and appliances when they're not being used well -always. Other than that, no observance whatsoever.

-Andrew
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:41 pm

adauria wrote:
Common sense and my not liking wastefulness cause me to shut lights and appliances when they're not being used well -always. Other than that, no observance whatsoever.
That's it for me exactly. Words like "conservation" and "impact" relate to my wallet, not the environment. It's amazing how just acting in enlightened self-interest will make you an agenda-free conservationist.
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:43 pm

Doc Manhattan wrote:
adauria wrote:
Common sense and my not liking wastefulness cause me to shut lights and appliances when they're not being used well -always. Other than that, no observance whatsoever.
That's it for me exactly. Words like "conservation" and "impact" relate to my wallet, not the environment. It's amazing how just acting in enlightened self-interest will make you an agenda-free conservationist.

Ditto!
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PostSubject: Re: 8:30 pm ?   Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:48 pm

Did someone mention Al Gore?
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