Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pledge your support!!! Spread the word!!! Switch off!!!

Everyone says that they are worried about the declining state of our environment. Most would say that they feel powerless to do something about it. Fortunately for us, on Saturday 28th March 2009 at 8:30pm, we can do something to make a difference. We could switch off our lights for one hour in support of the Earth Hour global event to express our desire to see a unified action on climate change within our lifetime. It may not seem to be much but with 1 billion people around the world pledging to do the same, our voice will have weight in an effort to change policies that affect the environment that we live and depend upon.

For 1 hour on the 28th March, individual and groups who have pledged to support this event are asked to switch off unused lights in nonessential areas within our houses and businesses. Electrical appliances that are on standby mode should also be switched off for that hour as the still consume electricity even in that state. Supporting the Earth Hour even doesn’t mean that you have a total blackout during that hour. One would not really have to turn off the refrigerator or security lights, for example, during this time to fulfill the pledge. It would be sufficient to at the very minimum to switch off all room lights between 8:30 – 9:30pm to show your support.

Change start with the one person who says that change must happen. Everyone can be that one person to initiate change. For Earth Hour, interested parties need only to register their support by logging on to the Earth Hour website at http://www.earthhour.org.my/ and filling up their details online. Once registered, fulfill your pledge by voluntarily switching off your lights and standby electrical appliances on the appointed hour. Think about ways of continuing message of the Earth Hour after 28th March by changing our consumption habits and ways of making our household more energy efficient as well as environmental friendly. We owe that much to ourselves and our future generations.

Pledge your support today at http://www.earthhour.org.my/
For more info on the Earth Hour 2009 event, browse their FAQs section at http://www.earthhour.org/mediacentre/my:en/article?id=eh1503222967117284609

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