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Old 03-15-2011, 10:34 PM
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Looks like a nice idea! I am participating!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:41 PM
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I think everyone doing their best to lessen their enviromental footprint would be a lot more effective than a small portion of people turning off their lights for an hour.

Better than nothing though.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:51 PM
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The message is what counts, it gives us something to think about.
Besides, if all goes well, we might be able to see the starry sky in cities! ^^
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:40 PM
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I unwittingly participated last year. Looks like I'll unwittingly participate again this year because I won't be home. Anyway, I keep everything off and unplugged when not in use, which is almost all of the time.
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If Human Achievement Hour is at all a dig against Earth Hour, it
is so only by the fact that we are pointing out what Earth Hour truly
is about: it isn’t pro-earth, it is anti-man and anti-innovation.
Really? Really??

WTF is with this false dichotomy. Pro-Earth =/= anti-man. Why do the miniminds among us always seem to think that? Good god...
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Sounds like a cool idea, mark my calender.
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:43 AM
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Really? Really??

WTF is with this false dichotomy. Pro-Earth =/= anti-man. Why do the miniminds among us always seem to think that? Good god...
I think they're pointing out that Earth hour isn't pro earth.
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It's a symbolic event to bring about awareness of conservation (which, by the way seems pretty pro-environment to me), they make it look as if it's some sort of glorification of luddism.
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It's a symbolic event to bring about awareness of conservation (which, by the way seems pretty pro-environment to me), they make it look as if it's some sort of glorification of luddism.
Rejecting technology as a symbolic event?


How about doing something less symbolic and more, effective?


Like devoting a week to take extra effort to recycle? That's both pro environment, and efficient. And actually does something.
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I participated last year. I will do the same on 26th.
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Symbolic events rarely change anything. I doubt this event has helped anyone see the light and had them change their ways. Everyone knows they should conserve energy. Very few do conserve energy.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:42 PM
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Rejecting technology as a symbolic event?


How about doing something less symbolic and more, effective?


Like devoting a week to take extra effort to recycle? That's both pro environment, and efficient. And actually does something.
Why not both?

Hey, you gotta raise awareness somehow, and little things like this do help.

And how is it rejecting technology? It's just turning the lights off for an hour? You're making it into something it's not.

A group around here is having a sleep-out for homelessness. Would you consider that a worthless effort, as well?
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:39 PM
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A group around here is having a sleep-out for homelessness. Would you consider that a worthless effort, as well?

Ooooh! I would!!!
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:20 PM
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