Will you take part in earth hour ??

@echoru (46)
China
March 27, 2009 6:57am CST
It was first introduced in Sydney 2 years ago . Sydney was the only participant at that time. Current ,more and more people are taking actions on the climate change. So ,can you stay without eletricity for 1 hour and what do you do to protect environment usually ?
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@shaggin (44059)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I had heard of a day and time that everyone in the country is supposed to shut off all the lights and not use any electricty for one hour. I didn't realize it was called earth hour. Thats very cool! My daughter has a Clifford the big red dog movie that talks about how people can be using to much electricity and it causes a blackout. Everyone sees how wonderful it can to turn off all the gadgets and just go out in nature and have fun. I think its such a wonderful episode because it has such great values that teach our children how important it is to be good to our planet. I do not waste electricity. Usually I sit in a dark room while I'm on the computer since the light from the screen gives me enough light to type and do what I need or want to do. I shut off lights when I am not in the room. I unplug appliances when I am not using them. I could continue talking about all the things I do but it would be boring and I'm sure everyones heard it all before. I am always looking for new ways to help the environment but I will not be going electricity free tomorrow night. I think its more important to reduce the amount of electricty we use everyday instead of going without it completely for only 1 hour a year. I guess it would be good to show people that they can live without all the things they think they need so badly though. If its not horribly hot open a window and use a fan instead of the air conditioner. Educating people on how to be more green is very important.
@echoru (46)
• China
27 Mar 09
Many tks for your response,shaggin. When i first learnt earth hour ,i was also deeply impressed. It's really a good campaign and people in world should know there is only one Earth where human being live . Environment protection is not depend on what we do on the earth day but on the every day. Hope every day will give us a hour to turn off lights.
@kedves (728)
27 Mar 09
I stay without electricity every night at least 6 hours when i go to sleep. I turn everything off and unplug it all except fridge.
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@echoru (46)
• China
27 Mar 09
Kedves,tks for your response and for doing that . You have done a lot to save the earth . The imporant of the campaign is to raise the conscience of people.
• China
27 Mar 09
I'm sorry that I heard it just two days ago.There is a poster on our dormitory's board,and it advocates us to turn the lights off from 8:30 to 9:30.I'll participate in the Earth Hour and hope to do more for the future world.
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@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
27 Mar 09
yes, i will participate...i will participate by turning off the lights and unplugging all the plugs.. usually, i can't stay without my computer, but i will try not to use it for an hour..so that i can help save the environment..
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@ajithlal (14605)
• India
30 Mar 09
We did participated in earth hour and switched off our main switch from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in our local time, which is the earth hour. I think it was fun to switch of electricity and stay in candle light and talk to each other and simply pass the time. We do have power cuts every half hour daily. So I think we can stay without electricity for one hour. There are some places in our country where there people don't have electricity for four to five hours a day.