Thursday, March 12, 2009

Earth Hour : Switch off that light!

WWF(World Wildlife Fund for nature) is an environmental organisation working for the betterment of all sections of nature.From flora,fauna to fighting against global warming.Global warming is a phenomenal issue which would affect our future generations unless we act now.For this cause,WWF has urged the citizens of the world to switch off their lights for one hour on 28th March.

Earlier the event used to be on a smaller scale but this time they're trying for one billion votes.A vote here means one household switching off their lights for the entire hour.The data compiled thereafter would be presented to world leaders at Global Climate Change conference in Copenhagen.

Just when you think that this is all crap and no one does anything?There is startling piece of data which would change your perception.In 2007,(when the movement started) 2.2million people in Sydney switched off their lights.And in 2008,the number increased to a whooping 50million and included the likes of Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco,Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square.

In India,Earth Hour's initiative is spearheaded by Amir Khan who had this to say :
Climate Change is undoubtedly and regrettably, the biggest immediate long-term environmental challenge we face. A failure to come to sound policy outcomes on climate change will not only have a negative environmental impact but also social and economic consequences for all of us. Stand up and join us in the fight against climate change. Support Earth Hour.

Wipro, ITC Welcome group, Indian Hotels, HUDCO, HSBC, Google, Standard Chartered India, HP and PVR Films are among those taking part in the ‘Earth Hour’ 2009 campaign in India.

So remember these important details :
Date : March 28th,2009
Day : Saturday
Time : 8:30 PM-9:30 PM

Information : Earth Hour

Related Post : Global Warming

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