Chris' Corner: Earth Hour 2012 March 31st @ 8:30 p.m.

Earth Hour 2012 March 31st @ 8:30 p.m.

Are you part of the PROBLEM or part of the SOLUTION?

Earth Hour is back Saturday March 31st, 2012 at 8:30 pm.

For one hour, and beginning 8:30 p.m. Saturday March 31st, turn off your lights and as many unnecessary appliances as you can, and when you turn them back on, consider what you can do on a daily basis that will help benefit our planet.

If we all make small changes, we can achieve HUGE results.

For more information on EARTH HOUR:

WWF Canada - Earth Hour

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Comment balloon 17 commentsChris Smith • March 30 2012 09:11PM

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Chris, thanks for sharing (my understanding for Earth Hour was 24th March...but thanks for the update.)

I'll see if I would turn off all the appliances at home - and will be at a get-together so I will not be working on my laptop, too. Very likely, cell phone will be off too. Let's conserve the energy.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 8 years ago

Sounds like a plan!  I will participate! Thanks for the post!

Posted by Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent (Liz Harris Realty) about 8 years ago

Great Idea, I am going to do that. Maybe we will be able to see some stars!

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max By The Sea) about 8 years ago

Great Liz, spread the word =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Praful, the symbol becomes a reality and we will have reached our goal when everyone makes every hour of every day, EARTH Hour.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Bill, I live out in the country, and at night see so many more stars than they do in Toronto.  Perhaps if you tell a friend who tells a friend... 

you will see more stars Saturday night =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

If everyone would take one hour on a Saturday night and turn everything off for an hour it would greatly impact our energy resources. Bigger than that? I love the idea that it's encouraged to take the thought forward and remember daily what we consume.

 

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) about 8 years ago

Chris - Hydro, Water, Fuel are all consumables that we use on a daily basis sometimes never giving a thought about the cost to our planet. Barrie monitors our consumption pretty close and over the years we have often looked at our consumption and looked for ways to reduce that consumption. Now if we could just find a way to reduce the cost as well.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Howdy and morning Chris

Chris my friend
, you've gave folks a mighty nice reminder, that each of us sure can make a difference by just making a or some small changes.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 8 years ago

Lindsey, they movement has come a long way, 1.8 Billion people for 1 hour, but still has a longer way to go.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Kathy, reducing what we consume will go a little way in reducing our overall cost.  Perhaps we need to make consumable or "earth unfriendly" products more expensive to reflect their true "cost" to our planet.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Valerie, participating is great symbolically... ongoing change will make the real difference

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Dale, small changes we all make can make a huge difference!

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Chris, I will be home alone at the time, so I'm going to turn the lights out early and have a nap. Hopefully I don't wake up and it leads to a long good night's sleep. I'm in desperate need of recharging my batteries, and this is a great incentive for me to turn everything off, help the earth and ultimately help myself.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 8 years ago

Malcolm, I was driving home from presenting an offer last night.  Hope you got the "recharge" you need.  Perhaps you need a "Malcolm" day!

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

I was surprised by so many people who should have particpated last year and didn't. I was not aware of it until it was over. But, the the animals at our house (dog and cats) did their part and left the lights off, because no one was at home.

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 8 years ago

We did it.  And, it was rather pleasant.  We ended up going for a walk.  Just at dusk with the moon rising.  It was cool.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) about 8 years ago

Participate