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 fourth annual Human Achievement Hour (HAH) by keeping your lights on and showing your dedication to protecting the freedom necessary for individuals to create, innovate, and achieve. On March 31, 2012, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, households, businesses, 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 limit energy use. While most people celebrating the hour simply want to live in a cleaner environment (nothing wrong with that) the real agenda of Earth Hour organizers is to get politicians around the world to use sanctions and taxation to prevent individuals from being able to freely use Earth's resources, hindering our ability to create the solutions and technologies of the future. While it is every person's right to decide if they want to conserve energy for any reason it should not be their right to impose their beliefs or opinions on others. The only way we achieve technology that is "greener" is by building on older "dirtier" technology. If we slow down the process by increasing the costs of utilizing resources and energy it will simply take that much longer to reach more environmentally friendly solutions. To show that we do not agree with the environmentalists' message, during Earth Hour CEI and thousands of our supporters around the world will be leaving our lights on and in fact we will be throwing a party! Human Achievement Hour is a celebration of individual freedom and appreciation of the accomplishments and innovations of humans throughout history. To celebrate participants need only to spend the 8:30pm to 9:30pm hour on March 31 enjoying the benefits of free enterprise 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 streaming live on the Web at www.cei.org/hah beginning at 8pm (EDT) 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. Human Achievement Hour 2012 Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Learn more and RSVP at our Facebook group page Follow us on Twitter And keep an eye on OpenMarket.org for the daily “Human Achievement of the Day.” to innovate so that our lives on Earth are longer, healthier, and more enjoyable.