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Contest Results and Earth Hour WordPress Plugin

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 — 11:37am PDT
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Over the last week or so I’ve been running a contest for this year’s Earth Hour which will take place March 28th between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. The results are now in:

Ariane C is the winner for her comment on the Earth Hour Canada – Vancouver Contest post. She may now choose between the Aus Pen from EcoSmartWorld Prize Pack or the Grand Prize from Grouse Mountain. The prize she does not choose will also be given away in a random draw.

Update: Ariane has accepted the Grand Prize so the Eco Smart prize pack has been awarded to Jen Huckdoll.

Congratulations and remember to take some photos during Earth Hour and then upload them to the group Flickr pool.

As mentioned in my original post this year, in 2008 my pal Duane took his blog offline during Earth Hour. He’s expanded on that idea this year and his company has produced a plugin for WordPress users.

Duane and Dale’s Earth Hour Plugin – BraveNewCode

The plugin will put a landing page up instead of your website during Earth Hour and will feature the number of other people who have it installed. It comes with a countdown clock as well that will display as a small banner on the top of your site until the actual Earth Hour (as you can now see at the top of

You can download the plugin and read more over on BraveNewCode’s website. Feel free to Digg it too! I’m looking forward to seeing how many WordPress users around the globe will be shutting down in solidarity in honor of this event.


  1. Karen G says:

    Congrats, Ariane!

  2. Ken says:

    Congrats, Ariane! Thanks for supporting Earth Hour.

  3. JChesed says:

    Congrats to the winner(s), I am using the wordpress plugin on my site now. #VOTEEARTH.

  4. Ariane C says:

    Thanks Karen and Ken! I can’t wait to surprise my husband when I see him home from work tonight ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Jenny says:

    That was funky!

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  7. Earth Hour is really a good concept on how we could spend at least a few minutes of our time in remembering mother Eearth. people should be more aware and more caring of our environment now that we have Global Warming and Climate Change.

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