Thursday, March 19, 2009

Earth Hour Malaysia - YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE

Hmm...come 28th March 2009, which is next Saturday, anyone out there for this? Any caring Malaysian takers? If you are one, please try to support this exercise to try save the world for a better place to live for ourself and also for our future generations. Read on as below are the official info regarding the Earth Hour program. For my part, I will definitely try my best to switch off my electrical devices during that hour (switching on laptop without charging can consider ar? kekekekeke). Let's do our job, it's everyone's responsibility...


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.

If you would like to pledge your support of Earth Hour log on to http://www.earthhour.org/malaysia and sign up. If your company would like to participate in Earth Hour, please call WWF-Malaysia at Tel: +603 7803 3772 or Email: ARaj@wwf.org.my

3 comments:

HL said...

switching on laptop without charging is not lah .. heat is still coming out from laptop :p
must off the whole hse light, all the electrical devices .. can we do that ? can we live with candle for an hour ? Let's try to help the world !!

BH said...

Err...off everything ar...means alarm clock also off wor...fan also have to switch off wor...u can bo?

HL said...

hahah .. that night I will be at ome with my mum, we will have candle light dinner together, with no light n fan, u wanan join ?