Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I vote for the planet: EARTH HOUR 2010

Switch off your lights for 60 minutes on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 8.30-9.30pm wherever part of the planet you maybe in in celebration of Earth Hour!


In 2009, the Philippines ranked first among 88 nations in terms of local participation in Earth Hour. Over 10 million Filipinos in 647 cities and municipalities switched off their lights during Earth Hour, saving an estimated 611MWh of electricity – equivalent to a temporary shutdown of a dozen coal-fired power-plants. (from the World Wildlife Fund - Philippines)

Imagine what a billion people the world over can do if we just put our hearts and minds and our acts together!

Whether you believe in climate change or not, switching off your lights- the non-essential ones at least- does make sense:
- it can help lower your own electric bill
- it can help save on the cost of oil and coal that will otherwise be used by power plants to give you electricity to power those lights
- it can help lower greenhouse gas emissions

Here's a video of the flash mob dance we did several week ago to drum up support for Earth Hour 2010-


2 comments:

  1. My family supports/supported Earth Hour. I do too, but I didn't directly participate because I was sleeping. That's how it is, since I only get up at midnight then go to work. I think that if everyone who turned off their lights for Saturday night would designate one hour for each month, week, or day to turn off their power, then we could make an even bigger contribution.

    It is a great feeling to know that we are part of a global movement for a greener world.

    Vera

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  2. doc, will our 6-8 hours brownouts here in Mindanao count for the earth hour?hehehe..Coz we been on earth hours for like 2-3 months already. Earth months na siguro...hahaha

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