Monday, April 13, 2009

Earth Day 2009. UNPLUGGED?

Last year on Earth Day its was great. Reports from had this to say "And on Earth Day, April 22nd, the US Capitol Switchboard received thousands of calls from every corner of the nation demanding a moratorium on new coal-fired plants, investment in renewable energies, building efficiency and protection for the poor and the middle class in the transition to the new green economy." That was way back in 2008 but what about 2009? Nickelodeon decides to step in and target the younger generation. This year the kids TV channel proposed to the children to unplug their games and gadgets for a minute on Earth Day to symbolize a commitment to helping the environment. Nickelodeon told the kids to turn off everything they can at 9 o'clock on April 2009 to symbolize the their effort to help the environment. Spokeswoman Joanna Roses had this to say, "We're not talking about going out and unplugging the refrigerator or anything, we will have suggestions on the website." Some of these examples are cell phone chargers, things that are not in use [a lamp] , or maybe the computer if you are not on it. Remember that even though it is not in use, and its plugged in, its still using power. And who else is there to help? Leonardo DiCaprio , winner of Kids Choice Awards first ever Big Green Help Award. Why was he honored with this award. Nickelodeon said the he received this award for his promotion of environmental issues, including his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. [ <-- The link is not working on my computer. If it does not work on yours, maybe the site is down!] What are your plans on Earth Day? Will you take Nickelodeons idea and shut some of your power off?

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