Are you going to participate in EARTH HOUR?

@desireeo (595)
Philippines
March 27, 2009 10:54pm CST
Earth Hour is a movement started in Australia last year. It is a self-imposed power shutout for one hour to help solve climate change. More than anything, this is aimed to raise awareness to the worsening global climate. It is a universal call to urge everybody to participate since we are all a part of this world. This year, Earth Hour aims to reach 1 billion participants. According to Earth Hour statement, 829 iconic landmarks all over the world will turn off their lights. In the Philippines, local government is also urging the people to participate. Major establishments in key cities have pledged to take part in. It hopes to get 10 millions Filipinos to join. People who participate are advised to use candles instead. Because of this, anti-Earth Hour movement claims candles will probably emit more CO2 gases. Cynics said that there is no quick fix to climate problems and Earth Hour is a useless endeavor. Personally, it is not as much as what the one-hour power shut off will do but what it will symbolize. There is no denying that global warming has been the caused of many calamities and that if we don't act today then the world's resources will continue to dwindle. It is the awareness that this movement is going to make that will leave a mark to each one of us who will participate. Although, we live in different parts of the world, it is still possible to work together for the sake of mother earth. An hour of power shut off may not make a huge difference to the actual consumption of energy everyday but it still gives us hope that working together to address climate change is not impossible. It is a small sacrifice that will generate big result. I hope everybody who knows about it will participate. Earth Hour will commence tonight at 8:30-9:30 PM (Australia time). For more information you can check out Earth Hour's official webiste; www.earthhour.org
3 responses
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
i am not really sure if i could though i really want to participate. my family is away and i'm not sure if they'll be home by 8pm and it's kinda scary if i turn of all the lights if i'll be all alone at home. i hope they arrive by 8pm though and i hope we go to the mall because i heard that it'll be fun and the cause is good too.
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@desireeo (595)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
You can leave one light on if the dark scares you. You can refrain from using appliances and other stuff that uses electricity. Of course, this isn't compulsory but it's a good way to show solidarity to the rest of the world whose common goal is to save mother earth...Thanks!
@sinokirin (902)
• China
28 Mar 09
Ive read it from mass media and now is the time..... but i havent put out the light and turn off my computer,tv and etc. I want,but my wife wouldn't do that because she like watching TV,so...... Yeah, i think it is a project to raise awareness our environment protection awareness, about the resources,the warm temperature,the great danger animals and plants,and etc...... I support this kind of project,which has rich meaning.
@desireeo (595)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
Maybe, next time you can participate. Well, at least now we're aware that a little thing like turning off and unplugging unused appliances can help save energy. It is the meaning that holds more relevance. And with that knowledge action will hopefully follow...
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
28 Mar 09
oh yes, i have all my lights out now and am using my battery to work on my laptop. That's the best i can do. It's the first time my country is encouraging this. And it seems fun. AHaha.
@desireeo (595)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
Hey, good for you. It does feel good, deosn't it? Although, it's just a little gesture you know you have made a difference. Congratulations!