Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Lights Out L.A.

On Saturday, October 20 from 8-9pm, a lot of people are turning off their lights in L.A. It's called Lights Out L.A. and it's being done to raise awareness of Global Warming and to see what the stars look like -- you know, the ones in the sky.

The group behind this just did it successfully in San Francisco and were inspired by a group doing it in Sydney -- the city in Australia, not the character as portrayed by Tony Randall in the 1980s.

Here's what the site says about the Sydney event:

"We were inspired by a similar event recently held in Sydney, Australia, called Earth Hour. In Sydney, 2.2 million people participated. Their one hour of lights out meant that 24.86 tons of carbon dioxide were not released into the air - the equivalent of taking 48,613 cars off the road for one hour."

So, what do you say? It couldn't hurt, right?

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