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CALIFORNIA TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF!
Posted By Evelyn Lee On October 1, 2007 @ 5:24 pm In Announcements,Design,Environment,Events,Green Lighting,News,Renewable Energy,San Francisco | 6 Comments
We’re calling all local San Franciscans, Los Angelinos, and everyone else who feel so inclined, to join us on Saturday, October 20th, to turn off all non-essential lights from 8-9pm, Pacific Time.
So what exactly does one hour of lights out in the big west coast city do? Lights Out San Francisco estimates that as much as 15 percent of the energy consumed on an average Saturday night will be saved by turning out lights for merely an hour.
Those interested in supporting the effort will be in good company, as The Bay Bridge and TransAmerican Building have agreed to participate. At a very minimum we hope that local residents will take advantage of the distribution of free compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout the city by Lights Out San Francisco.
Lights Out San Francisco  started locally out of the bay area and was later picked-up by the LA times moving the movement to southern California. A grassroots organization started by Bay Area residents, Lights Out San Francisco  is run by environmentalists, technologists, writers and educators who all carry a similar passion when it comes to fighting global warming, while finding ways to take action at a local level.
Similar to Earth Hour  started in Sydney, Australia, Lights Out San Francisco  hopes to be equally successful, and hopefully reoccurring. Earth Hour  included participation from over 2.2 million people resulting in savings of 24.86 tons of carbon dioxide. The results from Saturday, October 22nd will be posted on the website, so stay tuned to see what type of impact you made on that night.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.lightsout.org
 Lights Out San Francisco: http://www.lightsoutsf.org/index.html
 Earth Hour: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/03/31/australia-turn-off-your-lights/
 + Lights Out Los Angeles: http://www.lightsoutla.org/
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