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CEI Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11

HAH 2011: Click here for info on the 2011 Human Achievement Hour.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of man landing on the moon. Celebrate the occasion with our Human Achievement Hour video, which highlights the many great achievements that helped lead to that moment.

UPDATED: Watch videos from supporters, like Rep. Matt Wingard, celebrating Human Achievement Hour!

 

 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute plans to recognize “Human Achievement Hour” between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on March 28, 2009 to coincide with Earth Hour, a period of time during which governments, individuals, and corporations have agreed to dim or shut off lights in an effort to draw attention to climate change. Anyone not foregoing the use of electricity in that hour is, by default, celebrating the achievements of human beings.

We salute the people who keep the lights on and produce the energy that helps make human achievement possible. 

Green and private conservation are fine. We have no problem with an individual (or group) that wants to sit naked in the dark without heat, clothing, or light. Additionally, we would have no problem with the group holding a pro-green technology rally. That is their choice. But when this group stages a “global election” with the express purpose of influencing “government policies to take action against global warming,” we have every right as individuals to express our vote for the opposite

If Human Achievement Hour is at all a dig against Earth Hour, it is so only by the fact that we are pointing out what Earth Hour truly is about: it isn’t pro-earth, it is anti-man and anti-innovation. So, on March 28th, CEI plans to continue “voting” for humanity by enjoying the fruits of man’s mind.


Check out these photos from HAH revelers!

 

 

Here are some blog and news links on Human Achievement Hour, as well as some from supporters:

 

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/03/23/this-earth-hour-leave-the-lights-on.aspx

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2009-03-26-earthhour_N.htm

http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/oped_contributors/Turn-it-on-Turnem-all-on-41877822.html

http://www.dailymail.com/Opinion/DonSurber/200903250583

http://masterresource.org/?p=1681

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/christine-hall/2009/03/27/enviro-wikipedia-assault-human-achievement-hour

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzJmZTk2ODg1NWMyYzRmZmNkZjI3YzQwNDIwODgxOWM=

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/24/celebrate-human-achievement-hour/

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=466490

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2213564/posts

http://www.newmexicoliberty.com/forum/topics/instead-of-green-goofiness