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New Meetup: EARTH HOUR 2010

From: Gavin M.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 3:26 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group!

What: EARTH HOUR 2010

When: Saturday, March 27,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
At Your Location
Greater Vancouver Area
Vancouver, BC V5K 0A1

?Dark Skies Awareness? is one of 11 Global Cornerstone Projects during the 2009 International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). Its goal is to raise the level of public knowledge about adverse impacts of excess artificial lighting on local environments and help more people appreciate the ongoing loss of a dark night sky for much of the world?s population. Toward this end, a range of programs and resource materials has been developed. Everyone is invited to use any of these as local solutions to a global problem
The first Project is earth Hour 2010
On March 27 at 8:30 pm, hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for an hour to demand action on climate change. But that's just the beginning. Every hour, Canadians are taking small steps to lessen their impact on the environment. From hanging your clothes to dry to taking transit to work, those small steps add up to huge changes for the better.
To participate International Dark Sky Week this year, here are some suggestions:

Ideas for Participation:
?Turn out your outdoor lights during the week whenever safe to do so.
?Light only when and where needed.
?Encourage friends and neighbors to do the same.
?Change out lights to something more energy efficient and shielded if possible.
?Find out if there are any star parties or events at a local observatory during the week to promote dark skies awareness.
For more information on the International Dark Sky Week, visit www.darkskiesawareness.org/idsw.php http://www.darkskiesawareness.org/idsw.php .

Earth Hour Canada 2010

Learn more here:
http://astronomy.meetup.com/131/calendar/12983598/

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