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On March 31, 2008, Global Earth Hour is going to happen. It's a time when people in major cities around the world can turn off the lights to demonstrate their concern for the environment.
So far, Chicago, Copenhagen, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Toronto are among the cities that have adopted resolutions to switch off the lights for Earth Hour. Thousands of individuals are signing up, as are businesses. The whole thing is to promote awareness of how our behavior can affect the environment.
As a stargazer, I also like to think that Earth Hour will have the great consequence of bringing people out to see the night sky (weather permitting, of course) free of light pollution. That's a great reason to participate, no matter what your position is on global warming. So, go check out the EarthHour website for the history of this great idea and ways you can get involved.
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