Saturday March 26th at 8:30pm is Earth Hour around the globe.
Hundreds of millions of people are expected to switch off their lights to mark ‘Earth Hour’.
The movement that began in Sydney in 2007 to raise awareness about climate change now brings together people from around the world to turn the lights off for 60 minutes to reduce energy consumption.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged people to celebrate the shared quest to “protect the planet and ensure human well-being”.
Earth Hour is celebrated as 8.30PM rolls around the world.
Some critics say the switching on and off of electricity undoes any positive effect, while others protest by turning on all electrical equipment.
– NewstalkZB with WeatherWatch.co.nz
on 27/03/2011 9:44pm
I do wonder how much energy promoting earth hour around the world uses?
(i.e that will put a dent in the savings made)
still though I like the idea of educating people about using energy more efficiently!
on 27/03/2011 2:32am
Sickened to see that you city rats are voting down simple conservation.
on 26/03/2011 11:03pm
I made a celebration with little children, we talked about our planet and the universe, lit candles, had flowers and choccie biscuits and sang Happy Birthday to Mother Earth. Teach the children, they are very interested and it’s their future. They are on a mission to turn of the lights if you don’t need them, image all the children doing that. Keep it Growing I say.
on 28/03/2011 2:00am
Far out man, what cosmic drivel. Everyone knows he earths birthday is November 19th.
Peace and weed man.