Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chicknmania, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Don't forget to participate in the Earth Hour Energy Conservation Awareness thing tonight from 8:00PM -9:00PM. Check out Google for more...[​IMG]
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    If you go to, you will see they have blackened their page in participation of Earth Hour
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    LOL my DH told me about that last night, and guess what? Our power went out twice last night for 30 mins and then 1 hr. We still plan on participating though.
  4. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    I do many things year round to conserve energy. Therefore I won't be participating in this superficial event.
  5. StealthMouse

    StealthMouse In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2008
    Sorry, no can do. If I shut off my power for any length of time, my electric company will just raise the rates because they didnt get enough $$ from me this month. [​IMG] As it is, it's so dark in the house, we can barely find our way around as it is without stubbing our toes.
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Unless I am in a room or cooking int he kitchen the lights are off and I use spiral bulbs to conserve, bc bills are just way too high.
  7. mnuck

    mnuck Hatching

    Mar 28, 2008
    Licking, MO
    Quote:I had this discussion with my wife. It looks like a rain dance to me. She says that they're "raising awareness". I say that everyone is already aware, they're just unwilling to make the somewhat difficult sacrifices right now when they can just let their grandchildren make extreme sacrifices instead.
  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'll be leaveing my lights on.
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    if i turn of the electric for heating i just pay later reheating the house. plus my kids wont let me since the kids choice award is on and i have the bator running. I believe more in carefully saving energy ALL year long. turn down temp in the winter or dont run the AC in the summer as much. Buy local, recycle, get appliances fixed instead of throwing away...
    this event is like being vegetarian for 6 hours and then eat junk food the rest of the day..
  10. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    I was wondering what was significant about today. I have seen people turn helium balloons loose all day. I wonder how environmentally responsible they think that is? They have to pump that helium into tanks, manufacture the balloons and transport that junk. What goes up must come down maybe even in a body of water. I wonder how many animals will get tangled in the balloon strings. Many people talk a good show but just do not think. I try to reduce my impact year round. I am not going to mess up all my efforts by littering with those balloons on Earth Day.

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