There is lots happening this week with regards to energy and time. On Saturday night, we “sprung ahead” in awareness of Daylight Saving Time but this coming Saturday, March 19th, is an opportunity to shed an even bigger light on energy; the ever ominous climate change. Daylight Saving Time’s goal is to help conserve energy and resources while expanding upon the hours of productivity in an environmentally conscious way, utilizing natural daylight. EarthHour 2016‘s goal is to help bring world recognition to our planet’s largest threat known to date, climate change. Organizations and world-renown monuments like the Eiffel Tower are participating in EarthHour 2016 by turning off their lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m., local time. According to Dan Cronin with EnergyStar, “Organized by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), the global lights-out event is symbolic of the impact we can have when each of us takes action on an everyday basis. The energy used in the average house can cause about twice as many pounds of greenhouse gas emissions as the average car. When Americans take simple steps at home to save energy by turning off their lights when not in use, or choosing ENERGY STAR® certified light bulbs, we are all making a difference for the environment and our pocketbooks.”
Will you join us on Saturday night and take a small measure for a large impact!?