Earth Hour 2009… can you spare the time?

I recently learned about Earth Hour 2009 and I want to tell you now, so you mark your calendars.

EH_A2_Template_FINAL.inddEarth Hour started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning off their lights for one hour as a “vote” FOR the earth, and a “vote” AGAINST global warming.  By 2008, this movement had grown to 50 million people, and even darkened the Sydney Opera House, Rome’s Colosseum, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and the Coca-Cola sign in NYCs Times Square.

This year the goal is ONE BILLION people switching off their lights in a unified vote, because, regardless of where you live, we all depend on the same planet!  This is the perfect timearth-hour-2e to turn off the lights, discuss global warming with your children, talk about what you can do to fight global warming and just “cozy-up” to consider taking actions to assure that we aren’t polluting our earth and overusing resources in our everyday lives – and realize how vital our actions are.  You might even consider contacting local officials and get your city, town or municipality to “switch off” too!… I did!

Mark your calendar:  Saturday, March 28, 2009, from 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Stand up, sign up and take responsibility.

Will you “vote” with me?

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7 thoughts on “Earth Hour 2009… can you spare the time?

  1. I also found out about Earth Hour just recently, but I’m doing as much as I can in a short time to let everyone know about it! Wouldn’t it be cool to see some satellite photos from space as each time zone observes Earth Hour?

  2. greenmomonthego – SO funny that you mentioned that (about satellite photos!)… I said the exact same thing to a friend today! Wouldn’t that be so amazing… AND impactful to see the difference that can be made!

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