Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Earthhour: Lights out

Lend your support, just a flick of a switch or switches.

From http://www.earthhour.org
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote –

Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth,
leaving them on is a vote for global warming.

WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

From The Star Online
ext Saturday, turn off your lights for an hour.

WILL the Petronas Twin Towers join other world-famous monuments in switching off their lights for one hour at 8.30pm on March 28?

At the moment, it seems pretty unlikely...
So far, KL Tower has thrown its support behind the global movement...
WWF-M Earth Hour co-ordinator Abinesh Raj said the activities focused on raising awareness on climate change and not on actual emission reduction, hence, the buildings were selected for their prominence and visual impact rather than their emission levels. “Hopefully in years to come when the awareness is higher, we can get into the details,” he added.

Officially joining the global event this year, Kuala Lumpur is among 930 cities in 80 countries across 25 time zones that will turn off as many electric switches as possible at 8.30pm local time. Close to 80 businesses and civil organisations have signed up in support of the global event.

This year, Earth Hour is aiming for one billion supporters. The challenge will begin at precisely 8.30pm on March 28 when the diesel generators on the Chatham Islands, a small archipelago off the east coast of New Zealand, is switched off.
Read report at http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2009/3/17/lifefocus/3443135&sec=lifefocus

For details of participating entities and activities of Earth Hour, go to www.earthhour.org.my

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