Earth Hour – Short Notice?

Maybe I’m out of touch with the news lately, but has anyone heard of the Earth Hour? This morning I had thought Google changed their home-page to adopt the Blackle idea, however that was not the case. Apparently there is a goal to have as many people as possible turn off their lights from 8:00PM-9:00PM in their local timezone to help raise awareness of worldwide energy conservation. I commend the idea and will do my part to support the awareness, however it may have been a better idea on Google’s part to have this message+countdown on their homepage earlier this week (so more people would be aware). I could be wrong.., but I feel there will be more people who will miss this message as it’s the weekend, not everyone may visit Google on a daily basis, and so on.

Anyhow, I support the idea and I do hope others will take part. When and if most people turn off the lights for 1 hour, I just hope it doesn’t have a significant impact (stress) on the powerplant when suddenly everything comes back on 😉