From Roy Edroso's article in The Village Voice:
As we explained last year , Human Achievement Hour was founded in 2009 by (natch) libertarians from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights who were pissed that Earth Hour -- the pro-environment feel-good thing -- was getting so much publicity.
While the Rand Center took it easy, CEI was hot to get the 2012 Human Achievement Hour party started.
While "some people will be sitting in the dark to express their 'vote' for action on global climate change," CEI explained, "you can join CEI and the thousands of people around the world who will be celebrating Human Achievement Hour (HAH)."
Sounds like big fun! It even has a fun name -- HAH! But how would we celebrate? "Leave your lights on," explained CEI, "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... 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."