If you live in the USA New York Metro area be sure to be in Times Square for the dropping of the “Earth Ball”
This event will take place at 10:30am Eastern Standard Time and will represent the launch of Green Generation.
The Earth Ball is a 12-foot geodesic sphere made of Waterford crystal, powered by 32, 256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs. These beautiful and energy-efficient lights will create a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns on top of One Times Square. The new solid state lighting technology resulted in a ball that is 10% – 20% more energy efficient than the previous year’s energy-efficient ball, consuming the same amount of energy per hour as it would take to operate two traditional home ovens.
The Green Generation campaign is a year-long global initiative leading up to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day 2010. Green Generation is a catalyst for citizens of our earth to partake in one billion volunteer acts of green, from Earth Day 2009 through Earth Day’s 40th anniversary in 2010. The Green Generation campaign will lead thousands of towns and cities toward a new sustainable future based on renewable energy, an end to fossil fuels and the continued growth of a new green economy.
The special guest of honor for this event is: Denis Hayes, Co-Founder of Earth Day. Along with Mr. Hayes, there will be other notable guests including:
Denis Hayes, Co-Founder of Earth Day
Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network (the worldwide organizing body for Earth Day)
Matthew Modine, Founder of Bicycle For A Day and Actor
Kaj den Daas, ?Chairman of Philips Lighting N.A. & CEO BU Luminaires N.A., and Executive VP of Philips Lighting B.V.
Be sure to try and catch this special Earth Day event!!