On March 26 2011 at 8:30-9:30 pm, where ever you are TURN OFF your lights for to celebrate the EARTH HOUR.
Everyone is encouraged to participate – individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations.
Why do it?
The Earth Hour website says:
“Put simply, because our future depends on it! Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of sustainability issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s all about giving people a voice and working together to create a better future for our planet.”
WWF, the sponsor of the campaign says:
“Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and the number one concern for everyone. We are already seeing its impacts. Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and sends a powerful message to others that together we can make a difference. “
It all started in Australia 2004 when WWF began searching for new ways to take Climate Change to mainstream. After some years of brainstorming and ideas they celebrated March 31, 2007 as the First hearth Hour when in Sydney 7;30-8;30 PM Some 2,100 businesses participate in it.
Just next year in 2008 on March 29, 371 cities and towns in 35 counties globally with estimated 50 million people participated in this event.
In 2009 there were 4,000 cities, in 88 countries many millions more joining it.
In 2010, on March 27, Earth Hour is held on Saturday March 27 at 8.30pm-9.30pm and succeeds in being a global call to action to stand up, to take responsibility, and lead the global journey to a sustainable future. A record 128 countries and territories take part and iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas stand in darkness.
Why do I love EARTH HOUR:
It is a beautiful global campaign based on hope not fear, and the idea that everyone can take personal responsibility for the future of the planet we live in.
This campaign makes us feel as ONE, and unites us as earth’s inhabitants beyond color, faith or nationalities.
It makes us feel connected not just to the other people on the globe, but to our environment and to our planet Earth.
Heyy, friends if you care enough for our beautiful planet EARTH,
Kindly spread the word…
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