Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

This Saturday, March 26th, at 8:30 p.m. I will be turning off the nonessential lights in my home in celebration and support of Earth Hour 2011. In case you didn’t know, Earth Hour is a global climate awareness event organized by the World Wildlife Fund, held around the world on March 26 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Switching off your lights, and, for that matter, powering down your computers, is a symbolic effort that demonstrates your commitment to conserve energy and help the planet.

We’re so excited to celebrate Earth Hour that we decided to start early. CSCI, in affiliation with Google, Microsoft and Sony, have created the CSCI Earth Hour Twitter Giveaway!

The Giveaway is happening now through 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, and I strongly encourage you to share this with your company’s and your individual social networks to help us spread the word. And, hey, the prizes aren’t so bad either. You are eligible to win the following (except anything your company is sponsoring or giving away):

  • Google Android Nexus S phone (wireless phone & data service not included)
  • Microsoft Hohm Blue Line Innovations PowerCost Monitor®, a home energy monitoring device
  • SONY VAIO® ECO Series laptop, ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT Gold certified

There are only three simple rules to enter:

  1. Make a pledge to save electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through power-efficient computing.
  2. Follow @CSCI_Tweets on Twitter.
  3. Retweet an @CSCI_Tweets post or tell us you pledged — just sign your tweet with #CSCIEarthHour.

Winners will be chosen at random but must have completed all three steps of the entry process. Winners will be notified on Monday, March 28, via email.

I hope to see you following @CSCI_Tweets. Good luck and, as always, thank you for your support.

George G. Goodman, Executive Director

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