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Everything You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time

Everything You Didn't Know About DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME by TRILLION The purpose of Daylight Saving Time (DST) is to take advantage of daylight hours and conserve energy. It works like this: FALL BACK SPRING FORWARD In November, clocks are set back 1 hour In March, clocks are set forward 1 hour Though commonly expressed as 'Daylight Savings Time, it's actually called Daylight Saving Time. THE HISTORY of Daylight Saving Time 1784 Benjamin Franklin first introduces the concept of DST in an essay called "The Economical Project for 1895 Diminishing the Cost of Light." He satirically proposed that Parisians In New Zealand, entomologist George Vernon Hudson proposes a two-hour time shift to maximize daylight hours after work, allowing him more time could economize their use of candles by rising earlier in the morning. to research insects in his leisure.? 1916 In an effort to conserve fuel for the World War l effort by minimizing the use of artificial light, Germany becomes the first country 1918 President Woodrow Wilson signed DST into law to support the war effort and save vital energy resources. to implement DST. The DST movement in the U.S. was largely led by industrialist Robert 1942 Garland, later called the "Father of Daylight Saving."3 Following U.S. entry into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implements year-round DST called "war time," a policy which stays in place until Japan's surrender in 1945.3 NecheMil Daylight Saving Time IN THE UNITED STATES 48 OF 50 STATES OBSERVE DST the exceptions being Arizona and Hawai U.S. ENERGY SAVINGS DST can be credited for yearly energy savings of.03% in the U.S.- equal to 1.3 billion kilowatt-hours, enough to power about 122,000 homes for a year.5 = 1,000 homes AMERICAN ENTHUSIASM FOR DST IS ON THE DECLINE 45% 33% Only 1/3 of Americans surveyed in 2014 indicated that they think DST is "worth the hassle," compared to 45% two years earlier. 2012 2014 Don't forget these other BI-ANNUAL REMINDERS When you change your clocks, it's a good reminder to perform other household tasks that should be done twice a year. Such as: * FLIP CLEAN TEST SMOKE WASH UPDATE MATTRESSES OVEN ALARMS PILLOWS EMERGENCY KIT Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour on MARCH 13TH! TRILLION Trillion is a creative agency with a focus on branding. trillioncreative.com 1 http://www.fromthegrapevine.com/lifestyle/8-odd-facts-about- daylight-saving-time 4 http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a25268/ daylight-saving-things-to-do/ 2 http://www.inquisitr.com/2786687/daylight-saving-time-on-its- way-out-in-oklahoma/#Usghwt2QudhLY6IQ.99 5 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/ho/28/ daylight-saving-time-5-things-know/74737608/ 3 http://www.timeanddate.com 6 http://www.theatlanticcom/national/archive/2013/11/daylight- saving-time-americas-greatest-shame/354753/

Everything You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time

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Trillion's "Everything You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time" is fun and informative look at the history and fun facts about Daylight Saving Time in the United States. Remember to set your clocks...

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