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Daylight Savings (aka Less Sleep Sunday!) ⏰

March 4, 2020

Just a friendly reminder that daylight savings begins this Sunday, March 8th.

⏰set your clock ahead one hour
🔋change the batteries in your smoke alarms

p.s. Did you know that Daylight Savings started in 1916, during World War I. Germany became the first country to adopt DST to save energy for the war effort. Many countries across Europe soon followed suit. In the US, “Fast Time”, as it was called then, was first introduced in 1918. The initiative was sparked by Robert Garland, a Pittsburgh industrialist who had encountered the idea in the United Kingdom.

Only 7 months later, DST was repealed. However, some cities, including Pittsburgh, Boston, and New York, continued to use it.

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