Will you participate in Earth Hour?
Posted 28 March 2011 11:23 PM by Anonymous
Earth hour is held every year on the last Saturday of the month between 8:30 and 9:30pm on your local time. This year it falls on March 26th. Earth hour started in 2007 in Sydney Australia and has grown to 128 countries.
Earth Hour by WWF
Earth Hour is organized by WWF. With almost 5 million supporters and a global network in over 100 countries/territories, it’s one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
Everyone is encouraged to turn off all lights and devices that use electricity during that hour.
I have heard many people talk about the fact that does not have an impact overall on world power consumption as the utility companies will still produce power during that time frame. I would agree that the overall impact might be low but it is also such a small thing to show you support for the project. During that time you could teach your kids about saving energy, shutting the lights off when they leave their room, or unplugging vampire devices that are on constant charge. You can do something good and save a little money as well ! Please participate.