Daylight Saving Spring Forward
Daylight Saving Spring Forward

Remember to “Spring Forward” This Sunday

Remember that Sunday morning we set our clocks FORWARD by one hour, so that 2am-2:59am never even happens that day, and one minute after 1:59am turns into 3:00am

Daylight savings was invented to save on energy costs, particularly in old factories.  By slightly adjusting the clock to account for the changes in the sunrise and sunset times, employers were able to save money on heating and electricity.  Sorry, “Simpsons” fans: it has nothing to do with “stupid farmers”. 🙂

Remember, this Sunday on March 8th, “Spring Forward” your clocks one hour, and make sure to account for losing that extra hour of sleep!

With all the internet-linked clocks and watches, I don’t know that we’ll need to remember to do this for much longer.  I will only need to reset my oven and microwave, as my clocks, watch, and phone all link to the internet and take care of it for me.  Which items are you still manually resetting?



About Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at