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Old 02-17-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Chicago plans to join more than 20 other cities and shut off exterior lights on public buildings for an hour in an effort to raise environmental awareness.

Chicago to turn off lights for one hour
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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ok.....thanks for letting us know...
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Okay. Why?
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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God I hate stupidity.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: New York
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Any thoughts on what this might do to their crime rate?
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I don't really see the point.

It seems like there are other things you could do to conserve energy (if that's what they're trying to do).

It'd make me mad if I was doing homework and I had to turn my lights off for an hour.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Southeast New Mexico
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Well I ain't sure I see the goal in this one.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Sounds like that typical chicago political hog wash
Politics exactly.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:27 AM
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Good grief people, did anyone actually read the article? It is very short, doesn't use big words, and can be read in less than 20 seconds. The first sentence really explains it all "Chicago plans to join more than 20 other cities and shut off exterior lights on public buildings for an hour in an effort to raise environmental awareness." It is nothing more than a one hour publicity stunt that 20 cities are going to participate to raise awareness of how much energy it takes to illuminate large buildings at times when they are not in use. It does not mean that the city is going to shut off streetlights, it will not effect the crime rate, I can still turn on every light in my apartment from 8-9pm on the night in question if I so desire. Honestly, I doubt that anyone will really even notice a difference.

The larger issue of how much energy most cities waste in not using light appropriately though is a fair one, and even if one does not care about the environment. How do you think the city pays the bills to light up city hall at midnight? By taxing you of course.

My question is, will the amount of energy expended publicizing this shut off negate it?
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chicago plans to join more than 20 other cities and shut off exterior lights on public buildings for an hour in an effort to raise environmental awareness.
Chicago to turn off lights for one hour
Thats (^)the reason why, guys.
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