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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The greening of Charlie Daniels

Posted By on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Lights at the Capitol will be dimmed for an hour Saturday for Earth Hour, a global initiative to promote awareness of climate change.

PS -- I'm informed the Governor's Mansion will observe Earth Hour as well. Pretty gutsy for Gov. Beebe to sympathize with the climate changers.


 Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels today announced that the State Capitol building lights will be turned off for one hour Saturday, March 27, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm in support of Earth Hour, a global initiative by the World Wildlife Fund to heighten awareness of global climate change.
“As caretaker of the State Capitol, I’ve replaced most of the building’s incandescent light bulbs with ones that use less energy and last longer,” Secretary Daniels said.  “Energy conservation is a win-win for Arkansans because it benefits both our pocketbooks and our environment.  I urge every Arkansan to do his or her part in cutting energy consumption, starting with flipping the lights off for Earth Hour this Saturday at 8:30 pm.”
Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon.  Last year, 80 million Americans, 318 U.S. cities and eight U.S. states, including Arkansas, officially voted for action with their light switch, joining iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour, including the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Empire State Building in New York City, the Sydney Opera House, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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