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Chicago takes part in Earth Hour

Millions of people turned out their lights Saturday night for Earth Hour.

It was created out of concern for the environment.

Lights went out in the Chicago area at 8:30 p.m.

Many city landmarks joined in on the energy-saving initiative, including the Chicago Theater, Navy Pier and the Willis Tower.

Earth Hour started in one city in 2007.

It’s now celebrated in 7,000 cities throughout 152 countries.


10 Comments to “Chicago takes part in Earth Hour”

    Enrique said:
    March 23, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    I would turn on all my incandescent lights and keep a shotgun close if the weather warms a little. All the criminal rappers, in their $210 sneakers, will be out looking for targets of opportunity.

      appalled said:
      March 23, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      What a terrible thing to say. Might as well blame world hunger on the sneakers while you're at it!

    318mopar said:
    March 23, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Don't be fooled by this fake propaganda, man made global warming is not real , it is just another way the government can invent another tax. Back in the 1970's they said we were heading for an ice age, in the 1990's they said the earth was warming up and we had 10 years to fix it. Now they call it Climate change.
    The earth's climate changes on it's own in cycles. I will not participate in this fake event.

    Sends wrong messsage said:
    March 23, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    A different message for Earth Hour from Bjorn Lomborg – What would happen if everybody switch off the ligths? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SVVADAX_cU

      kid1339 said:
      March 23, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      We would be in the dark . Ha Ha .

    Pete said:
    March 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    People don't realize the energy consumption as well as the cost associated with shutting the lights off then turning them back on. It does not save anything. In fact it is very wasteful.

      dude said:
      March 23, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      Seriously dude? A 15 second google session could have rescued you from that moronic comment.

    Alan said:
    March 23, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Egads what a moronic thing to say. Check with the electirc companies on consumption before during and after and then tell me it is a waste. . Aside from that it is a powerful symbolic act. Good to have cynics around, but get a grip people climate change is not a figment of collective imagination. Over use of energy is not your “right”

    Mark Wells said:
    March 24, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    It's symbolic, I get that. But let's be honest, one hour out of 8,760 hours per year isn't helping very much. We use 1/4 of the worlds energy. If people truly want to help reduce pollution and use less coal/oil/gas, drive less, get a more efficient vehicle, buy efficient appliances, install CF or LED light bulbs, turn the thermostat down in the winter and up in the summer, etc, etc, etc. If you want to do something that matters instead of impressing your neighbors, do those things. Then you can ignore earth hour.

    anny said:
    April 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    I have come to the conclusion that we all have a little blame global warming and its consequences and guilt even more politicians who do not slow down.

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