Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring forward

Remember to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 2 a.m. We’ll turn our clocks back on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the same time. Just remember: Spring forward…Fall back. Daylight Saving Time is said to save energy and allow for more daylight hours for work and play. “The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier” (Congressman Edward Markey, in press release, July 21 2005). However, the history of Daylight Saving Time is not without controversy. Read about it in David Prerau’s lively book, Seize the Daylight. Whether the extension of Daylight Saving Time saves energy is still in dispute as a Dept. of Energy report and a California Energy Commission study came to opposite conclusions. With the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, the National Fire Protection Association suggests that you change the batteries in your smoke alarms and the National Sleep Foundation has declared March 1-8, 2009 National Sleep Awareness Week. Sweet dreams...zzzzzzzzz.

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