28 March, 2009

Celebrating...Earth Hour

Vote Earth!! Today is the day...8:30pm starts the hour. Join 3,900 cities, 84 countries, and 43 US states to vote for earth. From 8:30 - 9:30 turn off your lights. This show of strength is happening all over the world. People are on Twitter following the hour of darkness as it moves all across the globe.

Major monuments are going dark...people are gathering together in candlelight and standing in silence...or not, but we are putting our differences aside to come together for something that is very important...saving our planet and the creatures that inhabit it.

On the website www.earthhourus.org there are pictures of buildings lit and then dark. It's surreal and serene and helps us to all focus on the importance of taking the time to make sure we don't abuse this earth that sustains us.

Here's the background as taken from www.earthhour.org

VOTE EARTH
YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

During Earth Hour, I will be adding a picture to this post so that you can see how I celebrated.

PIX WILL GO HERE

I hope that you all do your part and help to Vote for Earth!! Happy Earth Hour!!!

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