Fall Back This Sunday
November 1, 2013, 12:36 am
by Lacey Evans
This Sunday, at 2:00 am, daylight saving time comes to an end. We revert back to standard time which means we get an extra hour of sleep. It also means it will start getting darker, earlier. A lot of people will now be coming home from work to a dark house, so how we can save electricity and money? Jan Mitchell with Pacific Power
says use CFL bulbs. "We also suggest that people keep track of their electronics, their computers and such and to turn them off, even unplug them, when they're not in use."
How did daylight saving time even start? According to National Geographic
, it was first implemented during World War I in Germany. The country wanted to cut back on artificial lighting and save that coal for the war effort. It didn't start in America until 1918 and wasn't mandatory for all states until World War II.
There is some debate on whether or not it still saves energy and money, and whether or not it's still relevant. Until that is resolved, don't forget to set the clock back Saturday night before you go to bed...or risk being late Sunday morning.