Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 32
  1. #1
    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    K-town Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Jamis Full Suspension, Some 10 year old roadie that I made beautiful :)
    Posts
    374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    If everyone were to turn thier lights off for 10 minutes.

    FIRST LET ME START BY SAYING, PLEASE READ THE BELOW. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, AND EVERYONE IN GENERAL. JUST TAKE A FEW SECONDS OF YOUR TIME. THANKS

    Idk if anyone heard about the whole thing of people trying to get everyone to turn their lights off at the exact same time. My buddy told me about it and to do it at 8 so I did. Never really read up on it or anything but he said they were gonna take a picture from satellite and try to get as many lights off as possible. Why can't the government take some of their war money, and put a nationwide commercial on like in between the presidents speeches or something saying like every first Monday of the month, everyone turn everything plugged into a wall and all the lights off, for 30 minutes.

    It doesn't seem like a hard task AT all in my opinion to do this. For a lot of families, they could play cards with a candle lite or something idk, in my opinion, if I were 3-16 and my parents told me we were gonna sit down and play cards, while saving the earth, I'd think it was the coolest thing ever.

    Just think about it. I know that not EVERYONE would do it, and in some cases, things need to be left on. But for the most part, even if you just CANNNNNNN'T turn your computer off and you HADDDDD to be on bikeforums, at least turn the light on over your head for 30 minutes. Its so simple. If everyone were to shut off everything for like 30 minutes. Just once. I bet we would save billions and billions of dollars, helping to boost our economy. And if everyone were to do it, we would be saving the environment greatly.

    I'm going to assume that a lot of people on here are going to object this, but thats your opinion. It is a proven fact that the younger you are, the more open minded you are about it. So I ask everyone, do you think anyone could help me in attempting to make a big deal of this? Spread the word folks, even if you don't care about the earth because you'll be gone before its consequences, your kids, your relatives, your other younger family members, will all have to pay.

    Thanks guys, let me know what you think
    Merton Enthusiast

  2. #2
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,547
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I can do it. Just say when. And if you want to go for more than ten, that would be cool!
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    K-town Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Jamis Full Suspension, Some 10 year old roadie that I made beautiful :)
    Posts
    374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks Siu. What does everyone think the best date and time would be to do it? And what about all the alternatives like, different time zones and what not. Have everyone do it in their time zone? Like wait till 8 and do it? Thoughts please
    Merton Enthusiast

  4. #4
    Hazardous Taerom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Quarantine
    My Bikes
    2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
    Posts
    727
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I turn my lights off everyday, for 8 hours! I like saving the Earth.

  5. #5
    Burning Matches. ElJamoquio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
    Posts
    9,663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by XC Froot Loops View Post
    Thanks guys, let me know what you think
    I think that, instead of resorting to gimmicks that may severely damage the power grid, or blaming others, we should consume less.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

    Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


    "The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
    -Steve Prefontaine

  6. #6
    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    K-town Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Jamis Full Suspension, Some 10 year old roadie that I made beautiful :)
    Posts
    374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks taerom and eljamoquio for your input. But jamoquio, if you want everyone to consume less... tell me what you plan on doing to get everyone to do this. Thanks
    Merton Enthusiast

  7. #7
    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wandering aimlessly.
    My Bikes
    A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
    Posts
    2,210
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Everything that can be turned off in the house is off for a couple hours everyday. .

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    442
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol @ op you make kno sens

  9. #9
    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    K-town Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Jamis Full Suspension, Some 10 year old roadie that I made beautiful :)
    Posts
    374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Everything that can be turned off in the house is off for a couple hours everyday. .
    What I'm saying is, an extra 10 minutes. Like continue on with everything normal, but if the certain time rolls around, you have to stop and turn it off. Certain things are off when your sleeping per say, but 10 minutes of when you should be using them, would make a huge difference if everyone did stop for the 10 minutes.
    Merton Enthusiast

  10. #10
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,117
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I only read every other word on threads I browse to save electrons.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  11. #11
    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wandering aimlessly.
    My Bikes
    A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
    Posts
    2,210
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    we write other to space
    should every words save <---Key

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

  12. #12
    Spelling Snob Hobartlemagne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Plano, Texas
    My Bikes
    Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    2,863
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I read about a 1-hour blackout that residents of Sydney, Aus participated in last year as
    an electricity saving event to raise awareness. Half the residents participated and the
    city's electricity use only reduced by 2%. It may be satisfying to be part of this kind of thing
    but residential use really isn't wasting that much in the grand scheme of things.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0328/p02s01-usec.html

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

  13. #13
    some new kind of kick Suttree's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Smog Valley
    My Bikes
    SOMA Rush, Miyata 912, Kogswell Mod. G, want a porteur bike
    Posts
    1,541
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think turning off the lights would be good for the environment.
    But as far as our wacked economy goes spending not conserving
    is the stimulus that makes it "healthy" within the calculus of
    market economics.

  14. #14
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,547
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    we write other to space
    should every words save <---Key
    Fuzzy, you are great!! You crack me up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  15. #15
    Devilmaycare Cycling Fool Allister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Wynnum, Australia
    My Bikes
    1998 Cannondale F700
    Posts
    3,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    'Earth Hour' has been a rich source of irony for me, and I like a lot of irony in my diet.

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...000117,00.html
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Irony makes me ill. Or is that iron?

    Anyhow, does it have to be in your house? I will drive down the freeway with my car lights off for 10 min.

    Seriously, my lights are off most of the day except when I work from home. I can't work on a laptop in a dark room without killing my eyes.

  17. #17
    Opus PATH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North of City
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Cross Concept, Bianchi Axis, Specialized Crosstrail, Specialized Roubaix, Miyata Sportsrunner, Trek T1 Track Bike, Specialized CrossTrail Expert, Specialized Tricross Comp Triple
    Posts
    223
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Okay I'll turn off a bunch of things. What day and what time?
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

    2007 Specialized Tricross Comp Triple, 2007 Trek T1, 2006 Specialized Roubaix
    2006 Bianchi Cross Concept, 1989 Miyata Sportrunner, 2006 Bianchi Axis, 2008 Specialized Crosstrail Expert







    Lullaby Of Foo

    Now I lay me down to sleep
    Keep my bike safe from the bicycle thief
    Keep my tootsies toasty warm
    keep my carbon from any harm

    Good Night Road Bike
    Good Night Moutain Bike
    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

  18. #18
    Dog is my co-pilot 2manybikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    My Bikes
    2 many
    Posts
    13,930
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If I turn my lights off for ten minutes I will probably ride over a bottle, or hit a pothole. There never seems to be any pot in the holes?

    UH>>>> !!! If everyone does it at different times the saving is the same amount, just not all at once. It makes no difference when you do it.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  19. #19
    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wandering aimlessly.
    My Bikes
    A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
    Posts
    2,210
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it was done all the same time it could never be done like people who work, especially the sweat shop workers. Talkin lik this savs spce 2.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    521
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this is a great idea! hit your snooze button every morning! just tell your boss you saving the american economy! tip top idea old chap!

  21. #21
    Senior Member skiahh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    CO Springs, CO
    My Bikes
    08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
    Posts
    1,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah... you missed the boat, XC... they did Earth Hour last weekend.
    www.teamnavycycling.org
    2010 Pivot Mach 429
    09 Felt Nine Race
    03 Litespeed Tuscany

  22. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    South City, Ca
    Posts
    3,348
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    If I turn my lights off for ten minutes I will probably ride over a bottle, or hit a pothole. There never seems to be any pot in the holes?

    UH>>>> !!! If everyone does it at different times the saving is the same amount, just not all at once. It makes no difference when you do it.
    I think you're missing the point.

    He wants to do it to show that a massive amount of energy can be saved in a short period of time, during prime time electricity guzzlage if everyone comes together and turns off all electrical things for a half an our, all at one time and day.

    I like the idea.

  23. #23
    later free_pizza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    2,471
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.newstalk650.com/incoming/...th-hour-regina




    People should try and realize that a few million people around the world that actually do follow earth hours suggestion, means diddly squat in the grand scheme of things...

  24. #24
    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    K-town Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Jamis Full Suspension, Some 10 year old roadie that I made beautiful :)
    Posts
    374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Than what else can we do to save the environment? If your here thinking its a bad idea, why not help come up with a good idea.
    Merton Enthusiast

  25. #25
    Senior Member mustang1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    My Bikes
    2006 road bike, 2012 cx bike, 2012 carbon rb, 2014 hardtail
    Posts
    2,702
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I'm gonna do the opposite

    I'll do the opposite and power up all my computers, go from Balanced power mode to Super Performance mode, set them all up to continuously defrag and set up 3D screen savers. I turn on my car engines and put a brick on the accelerator pedal and let it rev away. Then I'll leave all the lights on, put the freezer on super cold, open the windows and turn up the heating to MAX. And I might even continually flush the WC.

    OR WE CAN DO SOMETHING THAT WILL REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND STOP WITH AIR TRAVEL.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •