Thursday, March 27, 2008

Earth Hour

Join me for Earth hour! - 8pm March 29 - support an initiative to raise awareness about climate change


About Earth Hour

On March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming – coal-fired electricity – by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global warming caught the attention of the world.

In 2008, 24 global cities will participate in Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29. Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.


More information...

http://www.earthhour.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Hour
http://www.sustainability.govt.nz/news/2008/countdown-earth-hour-2008

1 comment:

embejo said...

Hello! I wanted to post on this too(still might) but can't get the earth hour site to load...? Wanted to read the link for myself before I post it....never mind. I'm off to explore your blog and drool over your lovely knitting.