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Earth Hour 2012

By Liz

Happy weekend everyone!  Just a reminder that this Saturday March 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm is Earth Hour.  This is one hour of the year where the World Wildlife Foundation asks the world to turn off the lights as a message for action against climate change.

What can you do in this hour you ask? Have a romantic candlelight dinner.  Play board games by a fire.  Get some instruments out and have a sing-a-long.  The possibilities are endless and can be quite fun!  Even the Lorax is involved and will be turning his mustache green for the hour! (The Lorax is a great film introducing environmental issues to kids, I recommend it highly even for the adults!)

Want more ideas of what you can do?  Or how else you can get involved?  Go to the Earth Hour website or their youtube channel.

Last year 5,200 cities and 135 countries participated, will you?

 

Links:

http://www.earthhour.org/

http://www.youtube.com/user/earthhour/featured

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Friday Fun: Willie Nelson

by Liz

The pot smoking, country crooner is well known for his music and cameos in movies.  In the environmental community he is better known as BioWillie.  Willie Nelson has created his own brand of biodiesel! So when you drive around with BioWillie (the biodiesel) your car smell like fries or vegetables or whatever the blend is of the day.

Basically, Willie had a problem with North America’s dependence on foreign oil so thought of a new plan.  He also thought of a plan that helps local farmers.  So Willie made a biodiesel that uses soybean and other vegetable oils which can fill any regular diesel engine without any modifications!

His love for farmers goes further than the biodiesel.  He runs FarmAid which holds benefit concerts to support local farmers.  Many bands and artists have contributed over the years like John Mellencamp and Neil Young.  To read more about it click here.

Willie Nelson hates war, loves the environment.

Also everyone remember it is Earth Hour tomorrow (March 26), so at 8:30 turn off all the lights and electronics!! (More info to come tomorrow)

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