Friday, March 28, 2008

going GREEN, Earth Hour 2008

Just got an email in office to notify us that 29th March 2008 is EARTH Hour. Since it's on Saturday, what we can do in office is to switch off the unnecessary machines and lights, no stand by mode for this weekend. As for my ownself, am going to asked my family to switch off the lights and juz use the kinetic torchlight if needed (I couldn't take part coz m attending wedding dinner *sob sob*). Won't it be cool to have 1 hr of united hearts to go green, cut down the CO level and let the earth take a break.

So, what's Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour on the evening of March 29th 2008 at 8PM local time to promote electricity conservation and thus lower carbon emissions. It is promoted by World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF), an environmental lobby group, and the Sydney Morning Herald. The first Earth Hour was held in Sydney, Australia between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on 31 March 2007. The 2007 Earth Hour is estimated to have cut Sydney's mains electricity consumption by between 2.1% and 10.2% for that hour, with as many as 2.2 million people taking part. This time a second Earth Hour, in 2008, is planned to be an international event held in Sydney, many partner cities, and individuals around the world participating. For more information, click
Earth Hour.

Please do take part , all we need to do is just a small sacrifice of modern luxury and back to basic for juz 1 hour. Maybe we can use that time to meditate or juz chat with family member or you can go out and look how beautiful the night sky is. Without surounding lights, the sky will shine with all the bright stars.....


jazzmint said...

alamak...guess what, i forgot i'm going off for dinner that nite..looks like i got an extended earth hour LOL

mama of 2LittleFellas said...

we did it and survived it!

actually it's quote fun! the kids got hyper in the dark. lol.