Posted by: ginalazenby | March 27, 2010

Lights out for Earth Hour

Switch off for an hour at 8.30pm wherever you are

It will be dinner by candlelight for me at 8.30pm tonight Sydney time as I join friends and connect with others across the globe taking the same action.  Earth Hour is a brilliant moment of alignment where we can all think more about the issue of climate change and our future roles.

Here is a list and map of the cities participating in earth hour.

How Earth Hour started as an idea in a pub 4 years ago.

I remember it starting in 2007 when I was in Sydney and the following year the event went global, with 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Last year hundreds of millions of people took part, with more than 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switching off. This year the event will involve a record 120 countries, and over 100 iconic landmark sites around the world like the Opera House, London’s Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower in Paris also switching off.

Will you switch off your lights for an hour?   Visit the Earth Hour website.  Good article on the Huffington Post by Lynn Englum.

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Responses

  1. Gina you are so right. I think it is a wonderful opportunity for us all to think about our roles now and in the future. We can start with how we manage our homes and ourselves. This can involve thinking differently about how we wash and dry our clothes, what we feed our families, how we dispose of waste and things we no longer need, what clothes we buy, what food we buy, what cars we buy, what company we keep and how we care for each other. It’s amazing that such a small idea has now become a movement and the global community is acting as one. I wonder what other ‘small ideas’ could have the same effect. Thankyou for the opportunity to communicate.
    Love Lesley


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