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Earth Hour 2008

Earth Globe Western Hemisphere

Toronto, Ottawa, and now Montreal have signed up for Earth Hour 2008. But I get the feeling that Calgary will never sign up. Why is that?

On the subject of Earth, don’t miss the Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, February 20, 2008! There won’t be another chance to see one for another three years.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Update — February 21, 2008 @ 8:53pm

For those of you who missed it, here’s a photo of the 2008 Total Lunar Eclipse taken at 8:01pm (MST) from my backyard in Calgary.

Update — March 11, 2008 @ 12:00pm

I can’t believe it! On Monday, Calgary’s City Council voted in favour of Alderman Brian Pincott’s proposal to join Earth Hour.

In the 18 months that I’ve been back in Calgary (from Toronto) I’ve come across a lot of people here that think that the whole climate change “movement” is a farce. I remember in Toronto I’d frequently hear people talking about climate change and how the government isn’t doing enough for the environment. In contrast, here in Calgary, I’ve heard so many people that seem to think that it’s all a waste of time and don’t believe that it’s a real issue, just a fad… I suppose it’s not convenient to care about the Earth in Alberta though.

I’m not into politics and wouldn’t consider myself an environmentalist, but yes, I will be participating. I hope it becomes as big a deal here as it has become in Toronto.

A friend of mine just came down from Toronto last week and we were talking about Earth Hour in Toronto a little bit, how people are having Earth Hour parties there and how the whole city seems to be taking it to heart. I wouldn’t say I’m an Earth Hour fanatic, but I do believe it’s important to do as much as we can for our dying Earth, and that every little bit counts!