Saturday, February 21, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

Please read about this National event with your Daisy and sign up at the above link, have your Daisy activly participate in this national program and she can earn a special conservation patch for participating....

Just call /email me after you have participated!

Join millions of people around the world and turn off your lights in a unified call for action to combat climate change on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.

Earth Hour ChicagoEarth Hour is a global effort to encourage every individual, business, and community to turn out the lights for one hour to show that by working together, everyone can make a difference in the fight against climate change.

In Chicago and the surrounding area, Earth Hour 2009 is presented by ComEd, and is a partnership of the World Wildlife Fund, ComEd, the City of Chicago, and Leo Burnett.

Last year, more than 2.7 million people in the region turned off their lights for Earth Hour 2008. ComEd reported electricity savings of 7 percent or 818-megawatt hours – the carbon emissions equivalent of:

  • 1.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide
  • 72,000 gallons of gasoline consumed
  • Taking more than 1 million cars off the road for one hour
  • Planting 158 acres of trees

ComEd’s support of Earth Hour contributes to the company’s robust portfolio of energy efficiency and environmental programs. Earth Hour is also a component of Exelon 2020, an aggressive effort by ComEd’s parent company, Exelon, to reduce, offset, or displace more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2020.

While the core message of the 2009 campaign remains the same – to turn off the lights for one hour – long-term changes are needed. Learn simple tips for everyday energy savings.

Take Action. Earth Hour 2009. Visit to join the movement. or

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