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Earth Hour2009, March 28-09' 8:30 pm.. Please help, Join, Vote.

1/2 Human

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Jan 22, 2009

On Saturday, March 28th at 8:30pm millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour, Earth Hour to join the largest call to action on climate change in history. Through every flick of the light switch you are voting for our elected officials to take immediate and lasting action on the climate crisis. We all have a stake. We all have a voice. We all have a vote. Turn Out for Earth Hour. Vote Earth

Earth Hour is an international event organised by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), and held on the last Saturday of March each year, which asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. Earth hour was conceived by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights.[1] Following Sydney's lead, many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008. [2][3] Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.

Earth Hour 2009 is from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, 2009-03-28. Currently, 82 countries and more than 2100 cities are 'committed to Earth Hour 2009', a huge increase from people participating in 35 countries for Earth Hour 2008.[4] 1 billion 'votes' is the stated aim for Earth Hour 2009[5], in the context of the pivotal 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Among the participants this year is, for the first time, the United Nations building. The U.N. conservatively estimates that its participation will save $102 in energy. [6]


Many Thanks :m107:

Thanks for the reminder.

I've got the candles out in preparation. We've taken part in Earth Hour for the past few years and look forward to taking part again this year.
aahhhhh!! Hello Ingrid, Hello Dragon, hello Pristinegirl!! :D
Thanks for the replies! :m107:

i :m032: yous!! <3 <3 <3
What I have trouble comprehending why it's just one day a year that we make this extra effort?

Not to rain on the parade, wouldn't it be better if we did this ALL the time rather than one hour, one day, once a year?
woops. that day I played guitar hero unlike any other (I only knew about this stuff yesterday -.-lll)
We were at a hockey game watching party that night and the room was already filled with candles. The host and hostess were going to turn out the lights but the tv would remain on! Everybody was in agreement. At 8:30 the hostess turned out the lights. To my surprise the lights went on again a minute later! I ran over and asked her what she was doing. She said, "eh? What? I thought you were supposed to just flip it off and on!" haha
We left the party at around 3am to find at least 2 ft of freshly fallen snow. Chilly night to shut off the power!
Call me a party pooper but I kept my lights on during earth hour. Environmental consciousness is an everyday responsibility not a one hour blackout.