Thursday, March 19, 2009

EARTH HOUR

I was on my way to work when Dj Othoe read a sms from his listener regarding Earth Hour and the Dj mentioned of switching off all the power supply of the Suria KK fm this coming Saturday. What I thought about the Earth hour was something about earthing which will occur and we have to switched off all electrical appliances so that it would not be damaged. It was later when I read in the newspaper and browse through the internet that I knew about it.



Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.


Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.
To observe this global environmental awareness event everyone should at least turn off the lights and other energy-saving measures for one full hour. It would not be a burden to switch off all electrical appliances for a full hour.



Let us send a powerful global message about environmental awareness and caring for the planet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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