The whole thing really hasn't gotten much attention in the Detroit area. Everytime I've mentioned this to anyone, I usually get a comment about how it seems silly or how going a single hour with using electricity won't change anything.
My rebuttal to that is always the same. Turning your lights off for that hour serves as a reminder to you and everyone else of that fact that you can live your life and be happy without constantly burning electricity. Once you do it for an hour, you start to realize how easy it to make some important changes.
Doing it in conjuction with everyone else on the planet makes you realize that we all really are connected to one another.
Besides, if Obama Girl thinks it's a good idea then you know it's cool.