Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour

Have you heard of this?

Earth Hour is between 8:30-9:30 (your local time) on Saturday, March 28th (TODAY) when you turn off your lights for the complete hour. This is in response to a global vote against global warming and for saving our planet Earth. Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth and keeping them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

To find out more about it, you can visit the Earth Hour website. I, for one, vote Earth and will be turning my lights off from 8:30-9:30pm tonight.

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