Human Achievement Hour 2012

Human Achievement Hour 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: 
World Wide
On March 31, some people will be sitting in the dark to express their "vote" for action on global climate change. Instead, you can join CEI and the thousands of people around the world who will be celebrating Human Achievement Hour (HAH). Leave your lights on to express your appreciation for the inventions and innovations that make today the best time to be alive and the recognition that future solutions require individual freedom not government coercion.
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Human Achievement Hour (HAH) is a celebration of individual freedom and appreciation of the achievements and innovations that people have used to improve their lives throughout history. To celebrate Human Achievement Hour, participants need only to spend the hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 31 enjoying the benefits of capitalism and human innovation: Gather with friends in the warmth of a heated home, watch television, take a hot shower, drink a beer, call a loved one on the phone, or listen to music.

You can also utilize one of man’s greatest achievements, the Internet, to join CEI’s in-house party, which will live stream right here at CEI.org beginning at 8:00 pm EST. You can use the chat function to tell us how you are celebrating human achievement in your neighborhood

On Saturday March 31, 2012, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, some people will shut off their lights and spend an hour in darkness as a symbolic vote against global climate change. Observers of Earth Hour want world leaders to “do something” about pollution and energy use.  What this means is that they want politicians to use legal mandates and punitive taxes to prevent individuals from freely using resources, hindering our ability to create the solutions and technologies of the future. Instead, the Competitive Enterprise Institute asks you to spend that hour with your lights *on* in celebration of Human Achievement Hour.

HAH is an annual event meant to recognize and celebrate the fact that this is the greatest time to be alive, and that the reason we have come is that people have been free to use their minds and the resources in their environment to experiment, create, and innovate. Participants in HAH recognize the necessity to protect the individual persons from government coercion, so that we may continue innovating and improving our lives and the world around us.

See how far we’ve come.

Learn more and RSVP at our Facebook event page

Join our Facebook group to stay connected with HAH beyond the event

Follow us on the 2012 HAH Twitter feed

Also, keep your eye on OpenMarket.org for the daily Human Achievement of the Day.

Become a champion of human achievement!

At CEI we appreciate the participation of HAH participants and this year we want to show it. If you are the owner of a website or business and you plan on celebrating Human Achievement Hour (HAH) this year on March 31 from 8:30pm -9:30pm, we want to make you one of our champions!

To become a champion of human achievement and receive the life-sized HAH poster all you need to are the following steps:

1.    Pledge your support for the freedom of human beings to use their minds and resources to innovate and create.
2.    Show your support for Human Achievement Hour by adding the HAH widget to your website:

<a title="Human" href="http://www.cei.org/hah" target="”_blank”"><img src="http://cei.org/sites/default/files/HAH_400px.jpg" alt="Human Achievement Hour" width="[ENTER_WIDTH]" /></a>

Instructions: Paste this code on any part of your site which allows you to enter html.  Change [ENTER_WIDTH] to what matches your site; for example you could enter width="200" or width="350".  The maximum is 400 pixels.

If you wish to use your own code to post the image, you can download the offical Human Achievement Hour logo (300px) (200px) (150px).

3.    Email Michelle Minton a link to your website where you have posted the widget or the name of the business at which you plan to keep the lights on during HAH.
4.     Tell us where to send your poster!

CEI is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and we depend on the support of those who appreciate our role in the fight for liberty. Please consider helping CEI keep our lights on by donating at CEI's secure donation portal.