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Join The LAMP in turning it ALL off during Earth Hour

By March 27, 2009 News No Comments

Join The LAMP in Earth Hour 2009!

Turn it ALL off tomorrow from 8.30-9.30!
onoffbuttonsTomorrow on March 28, The LAMP will be participating in Earth Hour by turning off all of our communication devices from 8.30-9.30pm–no tweets, no blog posts, no emails. Some organizations are encouraging people to participate in earth hour by turning off their lights for an hour, and suggesting that during that same hour people use digital communication devices to talk about Earth Hour with others.

Huh?  What about the carbon emissions from that use of electricity?

We’re going all the way.  We’re encouraging everyone to go without electronic lights and communicate without their electronic devices for one hour.  We believe this will raise our collective awareness not only about how much we all participate in carbon emissions production with our use of electricity, but also about how much we rely on electronic communication media, like cell phones, the Internet, and PDAs, to connect with others.  We want people to turn it all off and communicate for awhile in other ways:  discussions, storytelling, reading aloud by candlelight… and then, when it’s all over, let us know how you did! Send a tweet to @thelampnyc, email us, or comment on our Earth Hour blog post. We’ll post it all next week.  Set a reminder for yourself to turn everything off at 8.30, and have fun!

Resources for Greening Your Technology

plant light bulbPC Magazine has a whole issue devoted to green tech–learn how to extend a laptop’s battery life, find a greener charger, and much more.

If you’re an iPhone user, check out the apps that can help you save energy and money.
Want to cut down on the amount of energy used by your PC? Here’s free software to help you out.

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