Wow.. I am finally impressed with mankind. On March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m, millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund. Even though Owen Sound is not on the list, I’m sure we all can come up with ways to turn off certain electrical based things for one hour. I’ve thought it through and realize it is darn dark up north there for some people so doing a small part like just turing off the Tv or computer would still be intention based and have an impact for the world.
Earth Hour was created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
I challenge everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time)–whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.
What will you do when the lights are off? Spend some time with friends. Go for a walk? Play board games by candle light? Teach your kids about the benefits of this world wide choice. What are your thoughts on this?One hour, America. Earth Hour. Turn out for Earth Hour!