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Brighton and Hove set to be plunged into darkness for Earth Hour

The Argus: Brighton and Hove set to be plunged into darkness for Earth Hour Brighton and Hove set to be plunged into darkness for Earth Hour

Top tourist attractions will be plunged into darkness for one hour as part of an environment campaign.

To mark Earth Hour, lights will be turned off at buildings around the city, including the Brighton Wheel and the Palace Pier.

Brighton and Hove City Council will be doing their part with all lights in council buildings switched off unless light is needed for safety reasons at 8.30pm next Saturday.

Brighton and Hove Healthwalks will also be joining the more than 10 million people around the world set to celebrate the World Wide Fund for Nature’s event to raise awareness of the environmental impact of climate change.

The council team are co-ordinating a range of activities to mark the occasion, culminating in a torch lit seafront walk beginning at the Bandstand where people can gather from 8pm to add their “commitment to change” pledge to the commitment tree.

The three best pledges submitted to the Healthwalks team will win their writers a ticket for the Brighton Wheel.

The walk begins at 8.30 when the lights go out and heads along the seafront to the Brighton Wheel, a distance of under a mile.

Arts charity Same Sky is organising free lantern making workshop this Sunday at 1pm at their studio in Belmont Street in Brighton.

Any volunteers to help steward the event can email Healthwalks@brighton-hove.gov.uk while anyone wanting to take part can find out more and register at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/earthhour .

For places on the lantern workshop contact Healthwalks@brighton-hove.gov.uk or by calling 01273 292574/64.

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3:18pm Fri 21 Mar 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

Wow that will make a large difference.
Of course we could turn EVERYTHING off nationally for a year and it would make less than 1% difference to global emissions.
Russia China India and other large economies of course would be a different story.
But if Councilor Davey and his cronies think reducing speed limits and bullying people onto their bikes makes an iota of difference along with this futile act then so be it after all we only have just over 13 months of them left...
Wow that will make a large difference. Of course we could turn EVERYTHING off nationally for a year and it would make less than 1% difference to global emissions. Russia China India and other large economies of course would be a different story. But if Councilor Davey and his cronies think reducing speed limits and bullying people onto their bikes makes an iota of difference along with this futile act then so be it after all we only have just over 13 months of them left... upsidedowntuctuc
  • Score: 43

3:28pm Fri 21 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

Welcome to Brighton, playground of the Greens!
Welcome to Brighton, playground of the Greens! mimseycal
  • Score: 38

3:53pm Fri 21 Mar 14

spa301 says...

Is there anyone still left that isn't aware of the environmental impact of climate change?
Is there anyone still left that isn't aware of the environmental impact of climate change? spa301
  • Score: -38

5:35pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Iona Ferrari says...

ah, the annual waste of energy in an attempt to save energy
ah, the annual waste of energy in an attempt to save energy Iona Ferrari
  • Score: 24

5:37pm Fri 21 Mar 14

hoveguyactually says...

Here we go again! Yet another example of the Greens living in Cloud Cuckoo Land. This is not going to make any difference at all to attitudes towards the environment. It is just another of their banal ideas that only go to show how daft they can be, and how much time they waste on useless vanity projects. The city is becoming more like a kindergarten school every day. There are far more serious issues to be dealt with - such as crime, closure of shops in the city centre, dangerous cycling, accumulation of dog's mess on the pavements and in parks, confusing traffic arrangements, ridiculous and unnecessary 20 mph speed limits, an almost non-existent bus station, and overpriced parking charges. Ratepayers should regard the turning off of lights as a symbol of the continuing blindness of the Council with regard to important issues.
Here we go again! Yet another example of the Greens living in Cloud Cuckoo Land. This is not going to make any difference at all to attitudes towards the environment. It is just another of their banal ideas that only go to show how daft they can be, and how much time they waste on useless vanity projects. The city is becoming more like a kindergarten school every day. There are far more serious issues to be dealt with - such as crime, closure of shops in the city centre, dangerous cycling, accumulation of dog's mess on the pavements and in parks, confusing traffic arrangements, ridiculous and unnecessary 20 mph speed limits, an almost non-existent bus station, and overpriced parking charges. Ratepayers should regard the turning off of lights as a symbol of the continuing blindness of the Council with regard to important issues. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 37

5:52pm Fri 21 Mar 14

ripmaxman says...

Global warming is a fact and in part is due to the human race; however the earth has gone through many cyclic weather changes over the millennia. The last mini ice age was in 1850, separated by intervals of slight warming.

So I’m not sure what turning the lights out will accomplish. I suppose the Greens will think it’s another feather in the cap! NOT SO
Global warming is a fact and in part is due to the human race; however the earth has gone through many cyclic weather changes over the millennia. The last mini ice age was in 1850, separated by intervals of slight warming. So I’m not sure what turning the lights out will accomplish. I suppose the Greens will think it’s another feather in the cap! NOT SO ripmaxman
  • Score: 23

7:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Sir Prised says...

Meanwhile back in the real world, you have open borders and pay people to have babies, they themselves can't afford, not fogetting the Third World are naturally demanding the same standard of living as the West . Don't worry just about energy but water, food, fuel, pollution/waste etc. 'Fiddling while Rome burns' couldn't be more appropriate.
Meanwhile back in the real world, you have open borders and pay people to have babies, they themselves can't afford, not fogetting the Third World are naturally demanding the same standard of living as the West . Don't worry just about energy but water, food, fuel, pollution/waste etc. 'Fiddling while Rome burns' couldn't be more appropriate. Sir Prised
  • Score: 14

7:51pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Martha Gunn says...

We were all plunged into darkness when this wretched Green Party invaded our city and took it over.

This is archetypal Greenspeak gibberish. Do not be taken in.

Roll on 20151
We were all plunged into darkness when this wretched Green Party invaded our city and took it over. This is archetypal Greenspeak gibberish. Do not be taken in. Roll on 20151 Martha Gunn
  • Score: 28

7:53pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Martha Gunn says...

Or even 2015!
Or even 2015! Martha Gunn
  • Score: 10

8:50pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Darcstar says...

Earth Hour has nothing to do with the Capitalist ( = more of the same ) Green Party.. they did not start it... It happens during any parties occupation of office.

1 hour a year out of 8760 hours, just goes to show how menatlly ill most people are on this planet. If 1 hour is considered doing something, then we are truly buggered.. whether it works or not, the mentallity of it all is astoundingly low level !

Will it make a difference when you have planes going over spraying ' chem trails' and modifying your weather heavily for the last 15 years ? No ! Will people carry on burying their heads in the sand rather than get off their apathetic little bottoms and changing our country for the better, because they cannot deal with reality and are not expected todeal with reality ? Probably Yes.....

Brighton is a joke... It is not what it used to be.. Its all about the payroll now... It's over !!
Earth Hour has nothing to do with the Capitalist ( = more of the same ) Green Party.. they did not start it... It happens during any parties occupation of office. 1 hour a year out of 8760 hours, just goes to show how menatlly ill most people are on this planet. If 1 hour is considered doing something, then we are truly buggered.. whether it works or not, the mentallity of it all is astoundingly low level ! Will it make a difference when you have planes going over spraying ' chem trails' and modifying your weather heavily for the last 15 years ? No ! Will people carry on burying their heads in the sand rather than get off their apathetic little bottoms and changing our country for the better, because they cannot deal with reality and are not expected todeal with reality ? Probably Yes..... Brighton is a joke... It is not what it used to be.. Its all about the payroll now... It's over !! Darcstar
  • Score: -5

9:40pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Joshiman says...

I thought they had already plunged Brighton into darkness by the introduction of badly lit , not fit for purpose led street lights.
I thought they had already plunged Brighton into darkness by the introduction of badly lit , not fit for purpose led street lights. Joshiman
  • Score: 13

11:55pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Iona Ferrari says...

Darcstar wrote:
Earth Hour has nothing to do with the Capitalist ( = more of the same ) Green Party.. they did not start it... It happens during any parties occupation of office.

1 hour a year out of 8760 hours, just goes to show how menatlly ill most people are on this planet. If 1 hour is considered doing something, then we are truly buggered.. whether it works or not, the mentallity of it all is astoundingly low level !

Will it make a difference when you have planes going over spraying ' chem trails' and modifying your weather heavily for the last 15 years ? No ! Will people carry on burying their heads in the sand rather than get off their apathetic little bottoms and changing our country for the better, because they cannot deal with reality and are not expected todeal with reality ? Probably Yes.....

Brighton is a joke... It is not what it used to be.. Its all about the payroll now... It's over !!
I'll have a pint of what you're on
[quote][p][bold]Darcstar[/bold] wrote: Earth Hour has nothing to do with the Capitalist ( = more of the same ) Green Party.. they did not start it... It happens during any parties occupation of office. 1 hour a year out of 8760 hours, just goes to show how menatlly ill most people are on this planet. If 1 hour is considered doing something, then we are truly buggered.. whether it works or not, the mentallity of it all is astoundingly low level ! Will it make a difference when you have planes going over spraying ' chem trails' and modifying your weather heavily for the last 15 years ? No ! Will people carry on burying their heads in the sand rather than get off their apathetic little bottoms and changing our country for the better, because they cannot deal with reality and are not expected todeal with reality ? Probably Yes..... Brighton is a joke... It is not what it used to be.. Its all about the payroll now... It's over !![/p][/quote]I'll have a pint of what you're on Iona Ferrari
  • Score: 4

2:04am Sat 22 Mar 14

disgruntledHove says...

Have to laugh about the way everyone thinks that this is purely a Brighton idea..It is worldwide ..and even if it is a teeny weeny little promotion of an idea...Really ..does it deserve somuch personal critism. don't waste electricity..not only do you save tourselves a few bob..but you save a bit for the world..and realise what those without electricty experience. Try it for a day or a week..rather than just an hour..and reap the benefits on your bills rather than bripe bripe gripe. I love having a not flick switch day...every week...reminds me of the 'good old days' in the 1970's when EVERYONE was on strike. ..pre 1978
Have to laugh about the way everyone thinks that this is purely a Brighton idea..It is worldwide ..and even if it is a teeny weeny little promotion of an idea...Really ..does it deserve somuch personal critism. don't waste electricity..not only do you save tourselves a few bob..but you save a bit for the world..and realise what those without electricty experience. Try it for a day or a week..rather than just an hour..and reap the benefits on your bills rather than bripe bripe gripe. I love having a not flick switch day...every week...reminds me of the 'good old days' in the 1970's when EVERYONE was on strike. ..pre 1978 disgruntledHove
  • Score: -6

12:30pm Sat 22 Mar 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

disgruntledHove wrote:
Have to laugh about the way everyone thinks that this is purely a Brighton idea..It is worldwide ..and even if it is a teeny weeny little promotion of an idea...Really ..does it deserve somuch personal critism. don't waste electricity..not only do you save tourselves a few bob..but you save a bit for the world..and realise what those without electricty experience. Try it for a day or a week..rather than just an hour..and reap the benefits on your bills rather than bripe bripe gripe. I love having a not flick switch day...every week...reminds me of the 'good old days' in the 1970's when EVERYONE was on strike. ..pre 1978
still a total waste of time Tell India China and Russia to stop the contamination of our Planet maybe? I won't start on the dear old USA with their attitude to it.
Won't make an IOTA of difference until we're plunged into total darkness when Russia turns off our Gas...
[quote][p][bold]disgruntledHove[/bold] wrote: Have to laugh about the way everyone thinks that this is purely a Brighton idea..It is worldwide ..and even if it is a teeny weeny little promotion of an idea...Really ..does it deserve somuch personal critism. don't waste electricity..not only do you save tourselves a few bob..but you save a bit for the world..and realise what those without electricty experience. Try it for a day or a week..rather than just an hour..and reap the benefits on your bills rather than bripe bripe gripe. I love having a not flick switch day...every week...reminds me of the 'good old days' in the 1970's when EVERYONE was on strike. ..pre 1978[/p][/quote]still a total waste of time Tell India China and Russia to stop the contamination of our Planet maybe? I won't start on the dear old USA with their attitude to it. Won't make an IOTA of difference until we're plunged into total darkness when Russia turns off our Gas... upsidedowntuctuc
  • Score: 5

3:55pm Sat 22 Mar 14

her professional says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Here we go again! Yet another example of the Greens living in Cloud Cuckoo Land. This is not going to make any difference at all to attitudes towards the environment. It is just another of their banal ideas that only go to show how daft they can be, and how much time they waste on useless vanity projects. The city is becoming more like a kindergarten school every day. There are far more serious issues to be dealt with - such as crime, closure of shops in the city centre, dangerous cycling, accumulation of dog's mess on the pavements and in parks, confusing traffic arrangements, ridiculous and unnecessary 20 mph speed limits, an almost non-existent bus station, and overpriced parking charges. Ratepayers should regard the turning off of lights as a symbol of the continuing blindness of the Council with regard to important issues.
And the other 10 million people around the World, and similar actions in numerous other cities?
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Here we go again! Yet another example of the Greens living in Cloud Cuckoo Land. This is not going to make any difference at all to attitudes towards the environment. It is just another of their banal ideas that only go to show how daft they can be, and how much time they waste on useless vanity projects. The city is becoming more like a kindergarten school every day. There are far more serious issues to be dealt with - such as crime, closure of shops in the city centre, dangerous cycling, accumulation of dog's mess on the pavements and in parks, confusing traffic arrangements, ridiculous and unnecessary 20 mph speed limits, an almost non-existent bus station, and overpriced parking charges. Ratepayers should regard the turning off of lights as a symbol of the continuing blindness of the Council with regard to important issues.[/p][/quote]And the other 10 million people around the World, and similar actions in numerous other cities? her professional
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Sat 22 Mar 14

mingusmonk says...

Darcstar wrote:
Earth Hour has nothing to do with the Capitalist ( = more of the same ) Green Party.. they did not start it... It happens during any parties occupation of office.

1 hour a year out of 8760 hours, just goes to show how menatlly ill most people are on this planet. If 1 hour is considered doing something, then we are truly buggered.. whether it works or not, the mentallity of it all is astoundingly low level !

Will it make a difference when you have planes going over spraying ' chem trails' and modifying your weather heavily for the last 15 years ? No ! Will people carry on burying their heads in the sand rather than get off their apathetic little bottoms and changing our country for the better, because they cannot deal with reality and are not expected todeal with reality ? Probably Yes.....

Brighton is a joke... It is not what it used to be.. Its all about the payroll now... It's over !!
You believe the Chem-trails nonsense and the accuse other people of not dealing with reality. Ha Ha Ha.
[quote][p][bold]Darcstar[/bold] wrote: Earth Hour has nothing to do with the Capitalist ( = more of the same ) Green Party.. they did not start it... It happens during any parties occupation of office. 1 hour a year out of 8760 hours, just goes to show how menatlly ill most people are on this planet. If 1 hour is considered doing something, then we are truly buggered.. whether it works or not, the mentallity of it all is astoundingly low level ! Will it make a difference when you have planes going over spraying ' chem trails' and modifying your weather heavily for the last 15 years ? No ! Will people carry on burying their heads in the sand rather than get off their apathetic little bottoms and changing our country for the better, because they cannot deal with reality and are not expected todeal with reality ? Probably Yes..... Brighton is a joke... It is not what it used to be.. Its all about the payroll now... It's over !![/p][/quote]You believe the Chem-trails nonsense and the accuse other people of not dealing with reality. Ha Ha Ha. mingusmonk
  • Score: 2

5:48pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Darcstar, ask the met office if you can spend a day with them and learn about weather. Man has no power over the weather. Even Mother Nature is stronger than man.
You need to change your name to something more cheerful, it seems to be getting you down in the dumps.
Darcstar, ask the met office if you can spend a day with them and learn about weather. Man has no power over the weather. Even Mother Nature is stronger than man. You need to change your name to something more cheerful, it seems to be getting you down in the dumps. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

AshingtonJohn says...

what a load of rubbish
what a load of rubbish AshingtonJohn
  • Score: -1

12:39am Mon 24 Mar 14

John Steed says...

change to LED lights in the home, that will reduce electrical consumption on lighting by 90% and give better light. as to earthday, YAWN
change to LED lights in the home, that will reduce electrical consumption on lighting by 90% and give better light. as to earthday, YAWN John Steed
  • Score: 1

1:50pm Mon 24 Mar 14

DC Brighton says...

Alternatively, they could close down the council offices for a month....or try to harness all of the hot air that Caroline Lucas is about to expel.
Alternatively, they could close down the council offices for a month....or try to harness all of the hot air that Caroline Lucas is about to expel. DC Brighton
  • Score: 0

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