Personally, I think a press conference sort of defeats the whole purpose but what do I know? Anyway....
I just received this email from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and, along with millions of others, will be participating in Human Achievement Hour instead.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has initiated the celebration of ‘Human Achievement Hour’ (HAH) between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on March 28, 2009 in response to and coinciding with Earth Hour, a period during which governments, individuals, and corporations have agreed to dim or shut off lights in an effort to draw attention to climate change.
Unlike Earth Hour, the purpose Human Achievement Hour is to salute the people who keep the lights on and produce the energy that helps make human achievement possible. Many organizations and average folks around the world will show their support for human achievement by simply going about their daily lives.
The celebration of Human Achievement Hour has already garnered sneers and criticism from some of those supporting Earth Hour—they have even had the HAH Wikipedia entry deleted. In spite of all this, we believe that it is important that people around the world participate with us in acknowledging the achievements accomplished by the human race.
Please check out these links to the great new video and other info below, and help us spread the word about HAH--and let’s utilize the social web to do so!
CEI Celebrates Human Achievement
Michelle Minton's blog post
Wikipedia deletion issue
Gary Howard Jr.