This year, Earth hour takes place on Saturday March 29 from 8:30 - 9:30 PM. It's a time when participants sacrifice one hour of technology and turn out the lights to conserve power and resources. Mike Holmes announced that he is teaming up with Pure Energies to support the solar energy movement. Solar is of course something near and dear to my own heart, as I proudly work for the largest residential solar company in the US (and by the way, 1BOG is one of our channel partners). I know all about the enormous financial and environmental benefits of going solar. I've seen energy bills slashed by 80% to 100% or MORE. Betcha can't imagine the utility company paying YOU for electricity! With solar, that's entirely possible. Perhaps the survivalist in you wants to go completely off the grid. With a battery backup, you can store your excess power and use it during times when the sun isn't shining. It's really as amazing and exciting as it sounds (do I sound excited?)
In an effort to spread the word about cleaner, greener energy, Mike is challenging 5000 people sign up at makeitright.ca/earthhour. If they hit their target, Mike will donate $5000 to the World Wildlife Fund. Now that's a bright way to make it right, go green, and maybe put a little of that green back in your own pocket!