Thursday, March 19, 2009

Earth Hour! March 28th, from 8:30-9:30 pm

Mark your calendars!
http://www.voteearth2009.org/home/

Saturday, March 28th, from 8:30-9:30 in the evening, be sure to turn off all of your lights and televisions and other electronics.

But WHAT TIME ZONE!?!?!

Simple answer- all the time zones are sharing the exact same time! So it's very easy to remember. 8:30, no matter where you are.

VOTE EARTH

There are some interesting stats from last year here.

This is also a neat video about Earth Hour starting in 2007:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_c5K7Jdw9E&feature=related
The video is less than 3 minutes and fascinating! Be sure to check it out.

What else can you do...? Spread the word!
Send an email about this event to all of your friends and family and encourage them to pass it on. You can even print and post posters/flyers from the official website, but just try not to be wasteful about it- and of course, use recycled paper! :)


2 comments:

CareforNature said...

Thanks for promoting Earth Hour! Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Commit21.com. Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages social media to influence networks of friends, family, and co-workers. Check it out at http://www.commit21.com/

José said...

Hi,

I've heard (or read?) about this initiative.
But it's not passing much on the news here in Portugal (as usual).
It's like the "day without cars", at the beginning everything was pretty neat but now only a couple of cities join it.
As for the timetable, we only change clocks on the first hours of Sunday, so the time won't be the same for everyone, if I'm not mistaken.

Kind regards,

José