Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Earth Hour

Have you heart about March 29th? For one hour between 8-9pm, the World Wildlife Fund are asking everybody across the world to turn off all of their lights, including the light from the TV and computer screen.

Our electricity usage has a huge impact on climate change so it’s import we start cutting back. If everybody over the entire planet were to participate in Earth Hour, the impact would be equal to taking tens of thousands of cars off the road for ONE YEAR.

Of course, not everybody is going to take part, either because they won’t know about it, because they don’t believe it really will make any difference, or simply because they’re too selfish to. But if enough of us do – and last year the whole of Sydney turned off its lights for an hour, including such icons as the Opera House – we can make a significant difference. A very significant difference.

It isn’t too much to ask really, is it? It’s just for one measly hour, after all. And just think how nice it could actually be. You could have dinner by candlelight; spend the time talking to the kids about global warming and what impact it’s having on our planet; get an early night; relax in a bath surrounded by candles… the list only really ends when your imagination runs out.

For more information about this, you can visit the Earth Hour website.

I’ll definitely be participating. Will you?

Sharon J


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Annie said...

I love this! I'm going to share this on my blog, too. :)

Pixiedust said...

Thats a great idea! Just found your blog, love your ideas. We're trying to be greener and save money at home too. I've managed to shave £20 a week off our food bill over the past fortnight, due to home baking. x

Sharon J said...

Annie. Please do. The more who know about this, the more successful it's likely to be :)

Pixiedust. Thanks for dropping by. Well done on the money saving front. Keep up the good work :)

Pixiedust said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. glad you liked my wedding ring. We did our whole wedding for £1800 quite a challenge in this day in age. My housework is suffering today, I've just spent the last hour and a half, reading your blog. Its given me loads of inspiration though, so I just wanted to say thanks. xx

New Leaf said...

Oh crumbs, thanks for reminding me of that very important date Sharon. I'll go and jot it on a scrap of paper and stick it in a prominant place!

Umm Layth said...

I participated and told many others about it. There may be those who doubt it has benefits, but if for one hour the entire world turned off their lights, and watched even the use of water, there would be a huge impact that it would encourage many, as individuals or groups, to do more.