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> Change Daylight Saving Time, Info on a movement to petition the White House to change DST
georgeyoung4444
post Nov 14 2014, 09:59 AM
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Here's the Facebook page for this movement (LIKE it and SHARE it with others):
https://www.facebook.com/ChangeDaylightSavingTime

Here's a link to the online petition with the White House to get this looked at by the President/Congress:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/c...winter/X0cFQ3gy

In short, the plan is to stay on the Daylight Saving Time schedule (in any given fall in a future year) and then start a new system of DST where we Spring BACK and Fall FORWARD in order to give us afternoon/evening sunlight year-round and move away from the current system that plunges us back into darkness (after school/after work) for four months out of the year, especially in the higher latitudes of the US (DC, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, etc.).
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post Nov 19 2015, 01:20 PM
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QUOTE(georgeyoung4444 @ Nov 14 2014, 10:59 AM) *
Here's the Facebook page for this movement (LIKE it and SHARE it with others):
https://www.facebook.com/ChangeDaylightSavingTime

Here's a link to the online petition with the White House to get this looked at by the President/Congress:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/c...winter/X0cFQ3gy

In short, the plan is to stay on the Daylight Saving Time schedule (in any given fall in a future year) and then start a new system of DST where we Spring BACK and Fall FORWARD in order to give us afternoon/evening sunlight year-round and move away from the current system that plunges us back into darkness (after school/after work) for four months out of the year, especially in the higher latitudes of the US (DC, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, etc.).




YES! Oh man -- ever since the first weekend in November I've felt down and blue, then I realized once again it's the loss of an hour of daylight at the end of the day... just at the time when I like to be outside, doing yard work, etc.

Amazing what a difference just one more hour of daylight at the end of the day makes!! Seems so much more valuable than having that hour of daylight in the morning (which is essentially the question here.)


I've heard so many people argue for the removal of daylight saving time all together. sad.gif They claim that the one hour later sunrise is bad for kids waiting for the bus ... but honestly, I was north of Chicago during middle school and had to be at the bus stop long before 7am! I remember in the winter that it was dusky-dark, just barely starting to get light, which is apparently more dangerous for traffic accidents than total darkness (so the safety argument doesn't make much sense to me).


Anyway - I agree with you. I love Daylight Saving.

I mean, really, how depressing is it that the sun sets in the 4 o'clock hour (even here in Virginia now!)!!! That's afternoon!

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