the annual EARTH HOUR
2010 March 1, Monday
In 2007, the first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning off their lights for one hour to make their stand against climate change. And in the following year, Earth Hour went worldwide and 35 countries participated in it. By 2009, over 4,000 cities joined in.
While I think this is a very good move to create awareness, I do hope for all of us to realise and do our bits and try in every little way to reduce global warming. Every little move counts. eg. Even adjusting the air-conditioner up by just 1 degree. Surely we don’t need our rooms and offices to be freezing cold right? It will be good enough as long as it’s comfortable isn’t it?
I know some of you may say,”Why do you bother when you won’t even see the difference in your lifetime?”. But I guess, at least we doing our bit so that the process will be slowed down and future generations won’t suffer as bad. I’m not trying to be noble or whatever here. But I don’t see why we can’t do something that doesn’t take much effort at all.
So please do not leave lights or whatever on when you don’t need them. It DOES make a difference. A difference that cannot be measured.
This year’s Earth Hour will take place 27 March 2010 at 2030hrs local time in your very own city.
It was from a retweet on twitter that I came across this web page and found it so beautiful. Please have a look and enjoy the beautiful pictures (click on each of them to see the difference) and please spread the word. PEACE! 🙂