Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

Tomorrow - Saturday 26 March 2011, a lot of places in the world celebrate/honour Eart Hour 2011 - and in every timezone it is going to be between 8:30PM and 9:30 PM.

Everybody can participate by turning the lights out in that period, and enjoy candle lights etc instead. A lot of monuments (Eiffel Tower, Paris - Empire State Building, NY, USA - Pyramids, Egypt etc.) will also have the lights turned off during this period - all making a statement, that we need to take more care of our environment, climate and ressources.

One year I wandered around in a big city, where I was having my vacation - along with thousands of people eager to see their city without all the lights, suddenly seights seem a bit surreal as you are soo used to all the lights. Another year I lighted up my appartment with candle lights, and actually forgot to turn on the lights after 9:30 PM as it was soo cosy.

The initiative behind Earth Hour was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and is supported by WWF - World Wildlife Foundation.

Come join us whereever you are :o)

WWF supporters and the Panda mascot in front of Parliaments buildings, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Earth Hour 2010
Credit: WWF - Canada / Patrick Doyle

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