Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hey G!O Readers!

Sorry it has been so long since we've updated, but the Green Observer is kind of in a transition year. So we need your help. If you're interested in journalism and like what we do, you should come join. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved such as reporting, photography, editing, design, or just coming to the meetings and talking about environmental issues. We meet every Monday night at 7 pm in the Student Program Office of the YMCA. Also not to worry a new issue is coming out soon! If you can't make it to our meetings, but you have something to say or an issue you would like us to report on let me know by emailing me at

Okay enough of a plug it's time to move on. Earth Hour happened for the third time last Saturday night. This new tradition happens on the last Saturday night of every March. For one hour people around the world are encouraged to turn off their lights. Monuments around the world have participated, such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro.

This year's theme was Vote Earth. The idea was to show support for our earth by turning off the lights. The goal was 1 billion people.

I personally love the concept of Earth Hour. I think it is great that millions of people all over the world come together to shut off the lights for an hour to send a message to the rest of the world that the environment is important. And that the earth's problems should be taken seriously. I was more than happy to turn off my lights on Saturday night. It's really not hard at all. I hope that next year the University does too.

Happy Spring!

Sam Thoma

Here are some photos from Earth Hour around the world. Check them out!

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