By Max Siemon
On March 31, there is an hour in the day dedicated to the conservation of the natural resources on this planet.
It’s called Earth Hour.
On that day, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. millions people across the planet, from one hundred thirty-five countries, will be turning off every light in their house or business. The idea is that if that many people do it at the same time, it will save a lot of electricity. This also makes a statement of how many people care for the planet and its resources.
“I wouldn’t mind doing it,” says Rachel Brazeale, a Political Science major at GPC’s Clarkston campus. “I guess it’s a good idea. If you don’t conserve energy you’re going to run out of it.” She says she already turns out lights when she leaves the room.
“I think it’s a good demonstration,” says Eric Moore, a Neuroscience major. “One hour out of every year versus the rest of the year hardly makes a dent.”