Earth Hour – Turn Off Your Lights

Earth Hour, run by the conservation organization WWF, is a climate change initiative, calling on individuals and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday March 29 2008, between 8 pm and 9pm. The inaugural Earth Hour took place in Sydney Australia last year. 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses participated in an effort that darkened icons such as the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The massive collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, equivalent to taking 48,000 cars off the road for a year.

This year, Earth Hour is a global campaign. Dublin has joined other major cities round the world in supporting the initiative, with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councilor Paddy Bourke, pledging commitment.

If you go to the website, you can find lot of information about the recent news for earth Hour in Dublin, various participants, businesses n individuals and how you can contribute. Some simple things to do: turn of lights which you don’t need (non-essential), switch off laptops, computers, printers, lamps, TV (no stand-by), particularly equipments which go on stand-by,  etc.

Join the earth hour to make it a success.

2 Comments so far

  1. Lil (lilianl) on March 28th, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

    i was just thinking of writing about this and you beat me to it ;)


  2. Mo (dub_mohan) on March 29th, 2008 @ 6:40 pm

    :D .. next time



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