From Obama to the Earth, Please Vote Again

February 28, 2009
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Recognizing a desire for change, the world voted for Barack Obama nearly four months ago and elected him into the office of President of the United States. The world has another vote coming up–one month from today.
I refer to Earth Hour, echoed in this 30-second public service announcement:

On my blog last year, I wrote about […]


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Recognizing a desire for change, the world voted for Barack Obama nearly four months ago and elected him into the office of President of the United States. The world has another vote coming up–one month from today.

I refer to Earth Hour, echoed in this 30-second public service announcement:

On my blog last year, I wrote about Earth Hour. I wrote about walking around Newburyport and taking pictures and observing how many households and businesses and cultural landmarks turned off their lights.

I was disappointed. Earlier, I had told my friends and acquaintances and pleaded with the community in a letter to the editor. Some people responded, I later learned. But I otherwise spoke to deaf ears. Maybe they didn’t know. Maybe they didn’t care. I hope they didn’t know.

What began with 2.2 million people turning off their lights for 60 minutes in Sydney, Australia in 2007 led to 40 million in 2008. Can we break records next month in the name of global warming and sustainability? Can we use social media–blogs, tweets, videos, podcasts, pictures–over the next 30 days to tell everyone we possibly can to vote?

There are 28 days left…

Vote for change. Vote for survival. Vote for your planet.

Visit the official Earth Hour website for more information.

It’s up to you.


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