Take One For Team Earth

29 Mar

Our Home, Our Earth 

 From http://www.worldwildlife.org/earthhour/ :

Earth Hour is a global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change – no matter who we are or where we live.

Created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has grown from a single event into a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 35 US cities will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco.

Earth Hour brings together communities, local governments, corporate and nongovernmental organizations to heighten awareness about climate change and to inspire our nation to take practical actions to reduce their own carbon footprints.

Earth Hour: March 29, 2008 8 – 9 PM- Cities around the world will join together in literally turning off the lights for one hour to offer leadership and symbolize their commitment to finding climate change solutions.
– Lights will be turned off at iconic buildings and national landmarks from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
– Local businesses and restaurants will also be asked to turn off their lights.
– People at home can take advantage of the hour by replacing their standard light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

“This is the perfect opportunity for individuals, governments, businesses and communities around the world to unite for a common purpose, in response to a global issue that affect us all.”

– Carter S. Roberts, President and CEO WWF

Tonight, Manila will join more than 50 cities around the world in a unified show of support for Mother Earth. The daily papers report that even commercial establishments in the city will support this initative to reduce carbon emissions by turning off lights and non-essential electrical appliances for an hour. In my home, a porch light will remain lit for that hour but we will be dining under the stars tonight. It’s time, my friends, to take one for Team Earth. It’s the least we can do to thank her for nourishing life in the planet.

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2 Responses to “Take One For Team Earth”

  1. Casdok March 29, 2008 at 9:33 am #

    Yes it is the least we can do!
    I think this is a great idea.

    Hurray for Team Earth! We’re really all in this together. 🙂 ~♥Kittymama

  2. hyprsts March 30, 2008 at 7:12 am #

    Last night, we got all the kids involved in Earth Hour as they turned off the all the electricity themselves and lit candles. That hour was harder for me that the kids. 😀 They didn’t have a hard finding something to do. Boomwacking, singing, a short game of hide-and-seek….. 😀 Next time, we will do it somewhere close to nature.

    We turned off the lights until Alphonse decided he had had enough, and beckoned for me to open the television, the DVD player, and the airconditioner! Next year, I am going to make a campfire, roast some mallows and hotdogs, and set up some sleeping bags in a tent. Maybe it’ll encourage him to explore non-fossilfuel-burning methods of enjoying himself too. Ah, it was fun while it lasted, though! 🙂 ~♥Kittymama

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