Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Earth hour approacheth

Saturday, March 26th, 8:30 p.m. And for once I've got my decorations up early.

Oddly, the Post hasn't let out a peep about upcoming Denver observances, even though the Girl Scouts of Colorado are planning a "viral" "national media event" where they gather at the Capitol to spell out a flashlight-lighted "GS" (recycle those batts, you little schmucks!) and do other neat stuff like "sing," and man, er, girl, "interactive eco-action stations."

The only other Earth Hour participant I could find locally was the Denver Botanic Gardens, which has gone all out and
[C]reated a virtual light bulb on to show our support online. Our facility has pledged to turn off all non-essential lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Employees are turning off their lights at home and creating their own virtual lantern to pledge participation. We are spreading the word and encouraging everyone to be a part of this impactful event.
Impactful. Fine, fine. They also urge all you ginks still living in (figurative, for now) darkness to "Go Beyond the Hour." Click on the little blue squares to get helpful advice and find out what people all over are doing to save the planet. Here's one guy: "Don't turn on too much the lights that it will make the Earth become hotter." Another wag says, "I won't do burnouts in my V8 during Earth hour! Promise!" Oh, and here's the official Earth Hour vid.

There is no one to bair us out.

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