It’s that time once again to show your support for human achievement by not participating in the World Wildlife Fund’s dark-ages hour, where people “vote” for governmental action on climate change by spending one hour in the comfort of their homes, on a Saturday, with their lights off. Instead, join the thousands of people around the world participating in the third annual Human Achievement Hour by keeping your lights on and voting to protect individuals’ freedom to create, innovate, and achieve.
On March 26, 2011, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, individuals, business, and governments will shut off their lights for one hour 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 sanctions and taxation to prevent individuals from freely using resources, hindering our ability to create the solutions and technologies of the future.
During this same hour, the Competitive Enterprise Institute encourages you to leave your lights on for the third annual Human Achievement Hour (HAH), a celebration of individual freedom and appreciation of the achievements and innovations of humans throughout history. To celebrate Human Achievement Hour, participants need only to spend the 8:30pm to 9:30pm hour on March 26 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. HAH celebrants can also utilize one of man’s greatest achievements, the Internet, to join CEI’s in-house party, which will be live streaming on the web at www.cei.org/hah2011 beginning at 8pm (EST) and you can use the chat function to tell us how you are celebrating human achievement in your neighborhood.
HAH is an annual event meant to recognize that this is the greatest time to be alive and that we have come so far only because 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 individuals from government coercion in order to continue innovating and improving our lives and the world around us.
See how far we’ve come.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Also, keep your eye on OpenMarket.org for the daily “Human Achievement of the Day.\”