Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour 2011 - Be enlightened, turn off the lights !

At 8:30 PM today, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour. This awareness movement is intended to get people talking about the importance of reducing human impact on the Earth.

About Earth hour ?

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

The Earth Hour Transformation !

Earth Hour began as a small World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) event in Sydney, Australia. In 2007, 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. The movement was quickly picked up, and the following year was an even bigger event.
Earth hour in Fiji
In that short time over 50 million people had become aware of Earth Hour, and turned out their lights to save energy and spread awareness in 2008. Even some of the world's most recognizable buildings were dark for Earth Hour, including Rome's Coliseum, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square, New York.

In 2009, there were over 74 countries ready to participate in what is now called "Vote Earth" - a stand against global warming.

You can help make a difference by reducing your energy consumption for Earth Hour in March, between 8:30 and 9:30 pm !

How can you help ?

1. Give up your electronics {Finally our Electronics team get a day off ;) } for one hour this year, to show the world that participation is the key to the change!
2. Use facebook, twitter, orkut and other social networkings communities. Talk About It, have Earth hour at your work, blog about Earth hour {like i am doing ;) } and do anything else you can to spread the message !

Final Words !

One person has the power to make the change and that person is you ! Help to make Earth a better place !

See ya !
Logging off to participate in the Earth hour ! :)

1 comment:

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