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Human Achievement Hour 2015


Human Achievement Hour 2015

Please join the Competitive Enterprise Institute in our annual celebration of human progress and our advancements in various fields of industry, including technology, medical, energy, and more, during “Human Achievement Hour” on Saturday, March 28, 2015, between 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. in your respective time zone.


Observing Human Achievement Hour is about paying tribute to the human innovations that have allowed people around the globe to live better, fuller lives, while also defending the basic human right to use energy to improve the quality of life of all people.

  • Human Achievement Hour is the counter argument to Earth Hour, which is an event where participants symbolically renounce the environmental impacts of modern technology by turning off their lights for an hour. (Earth Hour is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature.)
  • Symbolically or not, Earth Hour does little to protect the environment and is a misguided effort that completely ignores how modern technology allows societies around the world to develop new and more sustainable practices that help humans be more eco-friendly and better conserve our natural resources.
  • Instead of looking to the “dark ages,” as Earth Hour might suggest, Human Achievement Hour promotes the idea that we should be looking to technology and innovation to help solve environmental problems.
  • There are not many case studies indicating a large amount of guilt has solved any key world problem, but a free market that encourages the human innovation that gives us the methods to create cheaper, cleaner energy, just might.

How to celebrate?

  • While Earth Hour supporters may suggest rolling brown-outs in India is desirable, we respectfully disagree, and view reliable electricity as one human achievement people can celebrate by keeping their lights on for one hour.
  • You can also celebrate by chatting with friends or family on your telephone or computer, watching the news on TV, listening to music, or even taking a shower thanks to indoor plumbing.
  • Share how you are celebrating by tweeting about the human achievement that makes your life easier @ceidotorg and use #HAH2015.
  • Join the discussion on our Facebook event.