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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Earth Hour this 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010 Posted by Vernon Go , , , , No comments

Support Earth Hour 2010 and mark your calendar for Earth Hour will take place on March 27, 2010 (8:30PM to 9:30PM). Be part of this advocacy and participate in spreading awareness about caring for our environment. Join together with the whole world for this Earth Hour this year 2010!

In 2007, 2.2 million residents of Sydney, Australia participated in Earth Hour event by turning off all unnecessary lights and appliances in their household for 60 minutes. That was the very beginning of this campaign which was pioneered by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). It aims to increase awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. And by 2008, following Sydney’s lead, many cities around the world adopted the event.

Everyone can show their support. Check the following guidelines. (From Earth Hour’s Webpage)
1. Turning off your lights at 8.30PM on March 27
2. Showing your support and adding yourself to our world map
3. Adding Earth Hour widgets, logos and banners to your blog or website to help us spread the word
4. Talking about Earth Hour in your social network by updating your Facebook status, grabbing a Twibbon, tweeting about your support, and more
5. Get together with your friends and family, by hosting an Earth Hour party or holding your own candlelit affair
6. Rally your local council or community group to run an Earth Hour event for your community
7. Encourage your employer and workmates to take part in Earth Hour and make energy savings every day
8. Make an Earth Hour Lantern as a symbol of hope for the future
9. Be creative! Find a new way to mark Earth Hour and let us know all about it!


"Earth Hour is a global call to action to every individual, business, school and community to take a stand against climate change."
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