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World To Dim The Lights During Earth Hour

Posted 03.29.2014 | Green

The Great Wall. Times Square. The Eiffel Tower. Many of the worlds greatest, and most illuminated, monuments will go dark for an hour on Saturday f...

Earth Hour Gets Its First Superhero Ambassador

Posted 02.16.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: From Miranda Kerr to Leona Lewis, celebrity ambassadors have always been a big part of Earth Hour's...

Will You Turn Off The Lights For Earth Hour?

Posted 03.22.2013 | Green

Countdown to Earth Hour 2013 for Eastern North America: A record 7,000 cities in 152 countries are expected to turn off the lights for an hour on...

Is Earth Hour Stupid?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Is Earth Hour, the annual ritual in which people the world over turn out their lights as a show of solidarity in the fight against climate change and other environmental issues, a waste of time and energy? Bjorn Lomborg certainly thinks so -- but what is accomplished by niggling over the metrics of a global awareness campaign?

Earth Hour: One Hour Is Not Enough

Andy Ridley | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green
Andy Ridley

How much energy does Earth Hour save? Is one hour enough? Whose idea was it? On the cusp of our seventh Earth Hour this Saturday, March 23, here again are the answers to all three questions.

Dirty Dishes and Climate Change: Taking a Small First Step Toward a Safer Future

Lou Leonard | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Lou Leonard

Urge your community to participate and send a small ripple of change out into the world. Then switch off for an hour -- have a candlelit dinner, host a dance party in the dark. Who says change has to be hard?

The Greatest American (Climate) Heroes

Lou Leonard | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Lou Leonard

While you're waiting for the chance to hold our timid Washington leaders accountable, vote for a real climate hero and catch a glimpse of an amazing future just waiting for us to choose it.

Earth Hour: Not a Flicker in the United States

Robert Glennon | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Robert Glennon

Earth Hour has mutated into individual, grassroots actions. With hundreds of millions of people, each making small commitments to living sustainably, there is hope for the future of the planet.

Every Hour Should Be Earth Hour

Graham Milne | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Graham Milne

The ostensible goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of what the consumptive attitude of humanity is doing to its only home. But it behooves us as a species to be aware of the earth every hour of every day.

Will You Turn Off The Lights?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

COUNTDOWN TO EARTH HOUR (ET): At 8:30 PM Saturday, some of the world's most famous landmarks will go dark for Earth Hour 2012. From the Empire St...

Does Earth Hour Do More Harm Than Good?

Maggie Koerth-Baker | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science
Maggie Koerth-Baker

The solutions to our energy problems don't start with individuals shutting the lights off at home. They start with public policy -- the only force that can actually change how the infrastructure and shared systems work.

Disaster Preparation Meets Earth Hour

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Mark Belinsky

What if the government did Earth Hour and turned off all the lights for an hour? Millions of people all around the world made the commitment and turne...

A Celebration of Civilization

Sean Paige | Posted 05.26.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Americans take reliable and affordable energy so much for granted that they've developed a reckless contempt for the companies and people that provide it to them.

Weekend Plans: A Punk Rock Reunion, A Green Hour And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another weekend in Chicago -- looks to be sunny, but our beloved winter temperatures aren't about to let up yet. Stay warm with a round-up of this wee...

Cities Go Dark For Earth Hour

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Celebrating its 5th birthday, Earth Hour is back again. Join people in thousands of cities worldwide when lights are shut off for an entire hour at 8...

How Do I Celebrate Our Anniversary?

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

Dear Dr. George, I have been dating the same guy for two years. He's such a wonderful man: good-looking, generous, politically, socially and environm...

The Hour of No Power: Lessons from the Light

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Earth hour may not have saved our planet, but it certainly worked wonders for our family. After turning off all our lights, we gathered in our living room by candlelight.

Green News Report -- March 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China beats ...

Earth Hour New York: Skyline Goes Dark, Kind Of

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This time the blackout was for a good reason. Unlike the great New York City blackout of 1977 (and the one in 2003), buildings went dark Saturday as ...

Five Things To Do in the Earth Hour Dark

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

So what do you do in the darkness for an hour on a Saturday night? As a seasoned Earth Hour pro, here is 5 things I would suggest.

Earth Hour: Participate In The Global Event Locally

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It is hard to find out exactly what is happening on Earth Hour; most activities are pretty local. Here are some ideas....

Green News Report -- March 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lights Out t...

Turn Out the Lights, "Earth Hour" -- Let's Celebrate "Energy Hour"

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Energy use = global catastrophe. That's the dangerously simplistic equation touted by the dim bulbs who thought up Earth Hour.

The globe prepares to switch off for Earth Hour

Andy Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Ridley

This Saturday night at 8.30pm local time, the national government of Tuvalu will switch off power to the low-lying island nation, as one of the first ...

Earth Hour: Not Just About One Hour

Lynn Englum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lynn Englum

Earth Hour, which takes place this Saturday at 8 PM, is both a global rally and a demonstration of leadership on climate action within cities, states, the business community and local neighborhoods.