Daylight Saving Comes to an End

02-Nov-2016

By: David Gravois

It is once again that time of the year when we must figure out how to change our vehicle clock, adjust every clock we own, and make sure our family does the same. As much as we may miss that extra hour of early evening sunlight, we must all set our clocks back 1 hour on Sunday, November 6. Not a fan of daylight saving time? You can thank New Zealander George Hudson for proposing the idea in 1895.

New Zealander George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895. The German Empire and Austria-Hungary organized the first nationwide implementation, starting on April 30, 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.

So why do we do it? The main purpose of daylight saving time is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. 

The practice has both advocates and critics. Putting clocks forward benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours, but can cause problems for outdoor entertainment and other activities tied to sunlight, such as farming.

Whether you are for or against it, it still needs to be done. So don't forget to fall back an hour this Sunday!

David Gravois

David joined Danos in 2012 and has been a member of the talent acquisition and human resources teams. In his current role as internal communication coordinator, David serves as Danos’ point of contact for all communication targeting staff and field employees. Prior to joining Danos, he worked as a university admissions counselor for 5 years. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Nicholls State University.


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