~Earth Hour 2009~ Who knew??

@gwoman2 (711)
United States
March 27, 2009 10:27am CST
Saturday lights will go out in 84 countries for Earth Hour 2009!! That's 2,800 municipalities! Seven times more municipalities have signed on since last year's Earth Hour which drew participation from 400 cities after Sydney, Australia held a solo event in 2007. Earth Hour is a way for citizens to send a clear mewsage, They want action on climate change." Of course not everyone agrees and at least one counter protest is planned for Saturday:-( Edison Utility said electricity demand fell by 5 percent in Chicago and northern Illinois during last year's Earth Hour, reducing about 840,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions! The message here is: "we want people to know that IT IS within our power to solve this problem...people can take positive constructive actions" See for yourself at: http://www.earthhour.org/ Very interesting, what do myLotters say? ~G~
3 responses
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
yes!! this is a wonderful event that most people and even the corporates have supported. let us give the mother earth what is due to her - help conserve energy. :D i believe this should be done more frequently.
@kevdiesel (129)
• Kenya
29 Mar 09
840,000 pounds of carbon dioxide!! Wow! Thats alot why cant we have this done once a month it would go a long way and would also show we are ready to fight climate change.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
I think this is really great so many people should do it, we need to make changes to our world before our world changes us.