10/03/2009

Earth Hour 2009

Make Earth Hour Happen
It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change? The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour. On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour - sending a powerful national and global message that it is possible to take action on global warming. This massive collective effort reduced Sydney's energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for one hour. With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off, and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. All households, communities and business around the world are being invited to turn their lights off for one hour at 8.30pm on March 28 2009 as Earth Hour goes global. Towns and cities around the world will be taking a stand on the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, and millions of people will unite to turn the tide on global warming. Pledge to turn out your lights for one hour and it’s as simple as that. Click here for more info and to sign up

11 comments:

miss v said...

awesome. will definitely be doing this!

so NOT cool said...

I love events like this ... It makes the world seem so much smaller, like a neighborhood.

River said...

Cool!! Get it? Cool? Global WARMing - cool? It made sense in my head before I typed it! :P

Thanks for the heads up, Jeni!

Sandy said...

Thanks for promoting Earth Hour! Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Commit21.com. Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages social media to influence networks of friends, family, and co-workers. Check it out at: http://www.commit21.com/

half pint pixie said...

thanks for the reminder my dear :)

shellyfish said...

Right on! We usually have a "lights out" moment once a year here in France - I really think it helps remind people (maybe who don't normally think about such things) - how easy it is to make a difference!

Tracy said...

Yay! I'm in! :c) That is great that you are promoting it, I am thinking about having a party for it this year but am not sure if I can live up to that ambition.

Susan said...

Hey Jen,

I sent an e-mail to you using the contact form on your web site, though it then occurred to me that maybe more than one people are the admin there? Anyway, it is regarding the Vegan Fayre.

Susan :)

Bethany said...

very cool! I'm in. I think events like this will really get people thinking of how they use energy.

Veg-a-Nut said...

DH and I just signed up! We are going for it! Thanks for the link!!!

ginger said...

jenn has something about this on green leaf reviewer too....i should sign up.

thanks :)