Earth Hour – March 26, 2011 8:30 PM
By John Progar
Earth Hour is quickly approaching, but it is not too late to participate!
Citizens, companies, and municipalities from all over the world will “Turn it Off” tomorrow for one hour at 8:30 PM local time. Earth Hour is a big deal for all of us and is important to Burnham employees.
Last year, during a trip to the South West, I had the opportunity to witness Earth Hour in Las Vegas. Being it was my first time in Las Vegas, my experience was truly memorable when I saw the Vegas Strip at night and then see it power down. In fact, a Hoover Dam tour guide told us the dam operators were preparing for a decrease in power demand because of Earth Hour. Now that’s impressive!
Sadly though many people in Las Vegas were unaware of what was going on and believed there was an electrical problem in the city! Sadly that was not true. On that, I felt a need to push harder and spread the word about Earth Hour and its benefits. Hopefully more people know about Earth Hour this year, but you should ask your friends, relatives, and co-workers if he or she is participating. You might be surprised at how many people don’t know so get out there and do your part!