Friday, March 28, 2008

According to GORF: Earth Hour is 60 Minutes of Wasted Time.

deemed as:
‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot’
‘Illinois’ Foremost Goodwill Toy Ambassador’
‘America’s Greenest Mascot’ &
‘Mankind’s Most Beloved Toy’

states that Earth Hour (sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund – is slated as the ‘Darkest Hour’ when people (in some 217 Cities across the Planet) are urged to turn off all the(ir) lights (in their homes and businesses both) to make a Collective Statement about Climate Change.

However, at this highly pivotal point in Fleeting Time (March of 2008), smart and savvy People (which We all like to be known as) already know that Statements have been made; much work has been done and We consciously know that certain precautions must be taken to save our Environment…or else.

"Turning off the lights is ludicrous," states THE FROG, a Species that has spent 217 million years on Earth, even outliving the Mighty Dinosaur.


Q: Are hospitals turning off lights and respiration machines?

Q: If an emergency ambulance vehicle is racing off to a hospital on a dark city street, could it be the cause of a worse accident or paralyzing experience?

It’s been a known Fact for decades (by Criminologists and Sociologists) now that once the ‘lights go off’ the Crime Rates rises. City Streets are hazardous enough not to keep ‘the lights on’ for that reason alone.

The only Positive that could beneficially come of this Event is that 9 months later, a slew of Babies will be born. A few cents will be saved on the month's Com Edison Tab.

“This Green/Eco Concept was NOT thought out well enough…at all,” GORF summarizes. “It would be better if for that Designated Hour, Retail Stores gave Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs away, which by all standards, are extremely expensive to the average American - European - Asian - African and Chicagoan these Days."


“If you do want to make a Difference – a significant One – instead of turning off the Lights on Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 8-9 PM, GORF suggests that the Hours be changed from 8-9 AM when Individuals and Families (both) clean up their neighborhoods; plant a flower bed and/or clean out a closet. That Practice is much more do-able and can be completed in ‘broad daylight’ without using a single light-bulb and potentially causing more havoc than the Planet or its People really need. Plus, once an Exercise like this is started, it can last many more Hours – than a nightly Event which is quite tiring to those who have been ‘up’ for most of the Day.”

GORF (a/k/a: THE GRIN REAPER ®) is the Brainchild of Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, a Chicago Personality known as 'America's Premier Eventologist' (by Insight Magazine of Washington, DC in August of 1997) who has deemed:


as THE DECADE OF THE FROG with GORF officiating.

For more ecoGreen GORFisms ® on Nature;
to interview GORF for a Radio/TV Show;
to have GORF be a guest at your company commenting on Energy Saving Devices, etc.; and
how We can all participate in the GREENING OF THE GALAXY ®,


To reiterate:

ACCORDING TO GORF: "Earth Hour is 60 Minutes of Wasted Time."

If anything useful does come of this Event, perhaps the Media Coverage devoted to this 'Hour' will spur you to think and develop your own ways on dealing with and focusing on how to empower the Earth.


Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith said...

Well said (written). Those truly interested in ecology,the planet, sustainability and/or any and all truly GREEN endeavors would better spend their time in meaningful dialogue and activities that are more than just a symbolic (and mostly meaningless) gesture such as Earth Hour. Googling "sustainability", "green", "carbon footprint", "LEED" and related terms with an advanced search specifying your general geographic area will turn up numerous sources for opportunities to make a real contribution to helping out Mother Earth.
Green in Chicago

Pirc said...

Interesting post, but I do have a couple of comments.

1. It's been a known Fact for decades (by Criminologists and Sociologists) now that once the 'lights go off' the Crime Rates rises. City streets are hazardous enough not to keep 'the lights on' for that reason alone.
--I believe this is more for long term darkness--not just 1 hour of darkness. I would like to see these statistics before believing this lofty claim.

2. The Earth Hour wasn't just meant to save a couple of 'cents' off the Com Ed tab. The real purpose was to bring a global awareness that there are things you can do to help prevent the waste of electricity. With all the media coverage and publicity, global warming certainly took center stage this past weekend. I would way that it has been a successful endeavor--but we won't know until we see the future stats.

While this blog post is certainly thought provoking, I think there is a lot of fallacies of logic that are trying to be portrayed as truths.

Clarence said...

Brilliant! A lot of folks who turned off their lights for an hour can now feel justified in turning off their attention to the real problems being addressed by the green and sustainability movement instead of seeking real and meaningful contributions they shoul be pursuing to leave a better planet behind when they depart it.

Mickey said...

Good blog! I'm sure Al Gore shut down all the power in his HUGE Tennessee energy-gobbling monster home. Meaningful, result-producing actions speak louder than merely symbolic actions. The Boston Tea Party was symbolic but our country's founders followed up and got down to business at Arlington and Lexington. Same kind of business we've got to get around to if global warming, natural resource delpletion and dependence on foreign energy sources are to be adequately addressed for our current and future needs. Now, Obama is talking about a cabinet level position for Gore in his administration. Too bad Arafat is dead, Obama could have made him secretary of defense. No, Jimmie Carter would be better for that. He demonstrated his courage and backbone when faced with the Iranians invading U.S. territory (The US embassy is our territory)and acting like the wimpy Hamlet that he is. Keep on writing Koopersmith. I'd like to learn more about that frog, GORF. maybe he could be the symbol for the "Sustainability" movement, kind of like Smokey The Bear for forest fires or the gecco lizard foe Geico Insurance. Come to think of it, the Geico gecco and the GORF frog would make a great team for "Green". Like George Burns and Gracie Allen, Abbott and Costello, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, peanut butter and jelly, the list of duos goes on and on. You go (on and on, too,) girl!