Saturday, March 28, 2009

Raising Awareness

I believe Earth hour is very important.  It is vital that all citizens of this planet individually communicate with the folks that rule that we are concerned about global warming, that we are concerned about the environment that we are passing on to our children and our children's children.

It may seem like an insignificant act, and make no doubt, it is a tiny thing that we each need to do tonight at 8:30 - just turn off our lights.   However, the significance of this act is not tiny.  It tells the government that we want them to act, that we want to find a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Earth hour was invented in Australia in 2007 - just 2 years ago- an island country which will have some real challenges to deal with if water levels rise to their predicted levels.  The movement has grown in the last 3 years and now it is a global event that can be observed from the Space Station.    As the 8:30 time slot sweeps around the world even the Pyramids and the Acropolis will go dark.  We will be making a statement.

Estimates for last year  put Toronto's participation at 50%.  Toronto Hydro recorded a reduction of hydro consumption of 8.7%.  With greater participation this year perhaps we could top 10%.  We are voting with our light switch.  We are telling the government that we care and that they should act.  If enough of us act by turning off the lights, perhaps they will listen to us.  

It is a noble cause.  Join me tonight in the dark at 8:30.

I will post a quick post from my earth hour party tonight with  the appropriate tag as requested by the earth hour global committee .  You should also think about doing this, if you wish to fully participate.  

Make your vote count by recording your participation in Earth Hour and posting it to the web. You can....
  • Take a photo on the night and add it to Earth Hour’s flickr group
  • Make a video of your event and add it to our YouTube group
  • Write a live blog post during the event tag it earthhour or voteearth
  • Update your Twitter status on the night and tag it #earthhour or #voteearth
With that I will add that I am not sure when I will get to my next blog - if I will blog from holiday or not (I think not)  For sure you will hear about my trip in the blog I do next Friday night.  So with that I will say goodbye for now - 
Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you have a fun (and profitable, if you're hitting the casinos) time in Vegas!


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