WWF's Earth Hour: Switch Off Your Lights

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges citizens around the world to join WWF's Earth Hour to take serious action on climate change. This coming Saturday, March 28, 2009 is going to be "the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever attempted” according to the video-taped address by the Secretary-General.
“Earth Hour is a way for the citizens of the world to send a clear message. They want action on climate change.” said Secretary-General Ban.

This ambitious idea was started on March 31, 2007 in Sydney calling every citizen to take urgent action on global warming by turning off its lights. The result was very inspiring, the Earth Hour 2007 brought togetherness among families, businesses and even Hollywood stars. On that day more that 2.2 million people in Sydney turned off their lights. This great idea to battle global warming caught the attention of the world. And as expected Earth Hour went global in 2008 with 35 countries and more than 370 cities have participated.

Canada, Fiji, USA, Italy, Israel, New Zealand, Denmark, and Philippines are among the countries who were determined to respond the alarming situation of our Mother Earth.

On Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm until 9:30pm this dramatic event that touched the hearts of millions of people will bellow again its message to the world. As I've watched the video I was struck with the strong message it want to impart in me and surprised because I didn't know that my country was participated on this tremendous effort.

Maybe I'm not really an environmentalist and I don't even have the sheer knowledge of global warming happenings but when this day comes, I may not have the access to my city's power switch but for sure I'm gonna turn off my PC for the whole day. Ridiculous as it sounds but this is the least I could do for now.


Anonymous 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/

cookies said...

You're welcome! I don't really have the idea of what is going on now regarding climate change, all I know was it's melting and don't even bother to worry until I watched the video on youtube.

Thanks for the comment. I'll spend time to make my friends, family, and every person I know to get involved and make actions concerning climate change.