Saturday, March 28, 2009

She needs us...Earth Hour 2009

thank you so much, Maegan, for sharing this wonderful event + for the heads up!
Today is the day... Saturday, 28 March 2009 it will be EARTH HOUR 2009 in about 8 hours and 30 minutes (my time)...This Beautiful Earth of ours truly needs some deserved REST!
What and how you say?

By simply switching off your lights for ONE hour starting at 8:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

We have an incredible opportunity to do something positive to help save our EARTH. Cities across the world, people like you and me-all races, all ages, all religion, all types-can have a say...We can use our own light switch as a powerful vote - Switching off your lights is a vote to help save Earth-our world for our children. Or people can simply choose to leave them on as a vote for global warming and continue to add a slow-deteriorating process to destroy our Earth.

Who knew?
According to, Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, where 2.2 million switched off their lights for one hour. Since then many other cities have participated in this worthy cause. With 35 countries around the world participating as official flagship cities and over 400 cities also supporting, Earth Hour 2008 was celebrated on all seven continents. Iconic landmarks all around the world turned off their non-essential lighting for Earth Hour which included the Empire State Building (New York City), Sears Tower (Chicago), Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta), Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia), Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa), Wat Arun Buddhist Temple (Bangkok, Thailand), the Colosseum (Rome, Italy), Royal Castle (Stockholm, Sweden), London's City Hall (England), Space Needle (Seattle, USA), the CN Tower (Toronto, Canada) and SM Mall of Asia & SM Science Discovery Center (Manila, Philippines) and Suva (Fiji).

The official website for the event,, received over 6.7 million unique visitors in the week leading up to Earth Hour. Other websites took part in the event, with Google's homepage going "dark" on the day Earth Hour took place. According to a Zogby International online survey 36 million people participated in Earth Hour 2008. The survey also showed there was a 4 percentage point increase in awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, directly after the event.

What are somethings you can do during EARTH HOUR?:
~ Write a live blog post during the night~
~Take a picture of your place where it happen~
~ Take a video of the situation where it happen~

PLEASE...Vote to save our Earth for EARTH HOUR 2009!
Make your vote count!

(I also think that we could help our Mother Earth by using less electricity everyday...think small at first...working towards a bigger goal...because when you add it ALL'll help our Earth's life in the long run...
do it for our CHILDREN!
I AM!!!)

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Ketutar said...

We switched off all electricity :-)
Yes, I feel good about myself, and it wouldn't be too hard to switch off the electricity every evening, sit together in the bed and read books aloud on the candle light... It was actually very nice :-)

Labour of Love said...

Hi, Ketutar! Thank you so much for your visit and for your nice comment. Wasn't it wonderful to participate with the World and to try to make a difference?! I believe that no matter how small one's action was, the efforts still made a huge difference, don't you think?! great-ALL electricity shut that is impressive! I agree...doing something everyday to help our Earth would definitely be worth it, esp. spending more quality time with your loved ones! Hoping your world is experiencing beauitful Spring weather instead of my world...snow, sleet + slush...Mother Nature's last hurrah for sure! ;)