Forget "Earth Hour" – celebrate Human Achievement Hour

Turn your lights on

Let’s leave the hippies sitting in the dark whilst we celebrate human achievement, thanks in a very large part to plentiful and cheap energy.

During Human Achievement Hour, people around the world will be recognising the incredible accomplishments of the human race.

Originally conceived by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in 2009, Human Achievement Hour coincides with the earth hour campaign but salutes those who keep the lights on and produce the energy that makes human achievement possible.

Millions of people around the world will be showing their support for human achievement by simply going about their daily lives. While earth hour activists will be left in the dark, Human Achievement Hour participants will be going to the cinema, enjoying a hot meal, driving their car or watching television.

There is really no limit to how you can support Human Achievement Hour just like there is no limit to what mankind can achieve.

Human Achievement Hour 2010 will be between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 27 March.

See here to download flyers.


  1. I’ll drink to that! Cheers!

  2. Video that went with last year’s Human Achievement Hour

  3. Great post, Simon.
    Love this quote by Ross McKitrick:
    “The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead I celebrate it and all that it has provided for humanity. Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness by repudiating the greatest engine of liberation that mankind has harnessed. Earth Hour it is nothing more than an hour devoted to anti-humanism.”

  4. Mars Scooter says:

    Our families have always conserved energy, turned off unused lights and appliances, taken short showers and not watered the grass, used public transport when we can, recycled, gardened etc before it was trendy to be environmentally friendly because it saved money. Turning off lights for one hour does not address the real problems that we face with pollution. Over population, greed and selfishness cause excesses in electricity and water use, the need for deforestation for more housing, more factories, more smog…. In Queensland, we have just come out of one of the worst droughts with severe water restrictions, our roads are in poor shape and congested, our hospitals can’t cope with the current demands and our government believes we need to increase our population. I may not be university educated, but I just can’t see the benefit in this. I thought they had the answers when I was in primary school 30 years ago, and we would be living in a better world. Now I worry about the future of my young nephews and what they face in 30 years. It’s Earth Hour and every light and most appliances in my house are in use simultaneously for the first time ever!

  5. Special Tom says:

    What about Human Achievement Year? I’m going to keep all my lights on 24×7, the plasma tv continually on, and the air con turned to 18 degrees. That will show those darn greenies.

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