March 23rd, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
Why will hundreds of millions of people from all around the world be turning off their lights from 8:30-9:30pm tonight? It’s Earth Hour– a show of solidarity in focusing on the one thing that unites us all—our planet.
World Wildlife Fund has always been my favorite charity, because their method of conservation relies on strong partnerships with indigenous communities to create win-wins for both people and the environment. For 50 years they’ve been using science, research and human relations to save earth’s most cherished endangered species. WWF’s been instrumental in efforts to save tigers, panda bears, rhinos, elephants, gorillas and just about every other endangered species you can think of. If not for WWF, some of these species might already be extinct in the wild.
If you’re a like-minded conservationist, how about joining us and millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off from 8:30-9:30 tonight as a massive show of concern for the environment?
You can get involved, by watching the Earth Hour video, starting your own Earth Hour event or sharing your Earth Hour photos and stories on Facebook. Join the Earth Hour global community here and be a part of the solution.
March 31st, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Today, hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world will unite at 8:30pm local time to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.
Last year more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour, showing solidarity for a common cause: our natural world.
This year, be a part of it! Check out Inhabitat for ideas of fun things to do while the lights are out. Candlelight dinners, star-gazing, nighttime bike rides, moonlit picnics and more. Join the folks at Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture and nature lovers from all around the world. Turn the lights out for our future.
January 20th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
We’ve been participating in the World Wildlife Fund‘s Earth Hour project for the last couple years and it’s been a lot of fun. Have you heard of Earth Hour? It’s a time when the whole world comes together to make a statement and make a difference in the fight against global climate change. We’ll all turn our lights off for an hour on March 27, 2010 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, local time.
Last year nearly one billion people participated by turning their lights off in their homes and small businesses all around the world. In the USA, National Monuments including Mount Rushmore, along with other American icons like the Empire State Building, the Las Vegas Strip and the Golden Gate Bridge and many more joined in.
Please mark your calendar and join us to turn your lights out on March 27, 2010 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. It’s a great time for a candlelight dinner or perhaps a little star-gazing. Tenille Bonoguore has 60 suggestions for cool things to do when the lights are out. If you send us photos of what you did during Earth Hour, we’ll send you a $25 gift certificate for eco-friendly furniture at Vermont Woods Studios!
March 30th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
Congratulations to our Vermont Woods Studios customers and readers who celebrated Earth hour with a candlelight dinner, a cribbage game or a relaxing chat by the fireside. You joined hundreds of millions of environmental activists around the globe who made this annual climate change awareness event a phenomenal success.
Here are some cool pictures on the Earth Hour sponsor’s (World Wildlife Fund) website that show lights out from Sydney to Bejing to New York City. You can upload and share your own photos, films, blog entries and more.
We’d love to see your photos too. Send us pictures of you enjoying a candlelight dinner seated at your Vermont Woods Studios eco-friendly table and chairs and we’ll send you a $25 gift certificate!