Sunday, March 27, 2011
Save the World: Earth Day/hour
Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. Earth Hour was conceived by WWF.
"Switching off lights for an hour is a symbolic gesture to show that people are willing to take a stand for the planet. This year we're asking people to go beyond the hour and make a pledge that they can sustain every day in their lives."
We should not have to be reminded to save power. In my school, Pt Chevalier school, our new buildings are "green". There is a sensor in the staff bathroom. The light comes on when the sensor senses our body heat as we enter. The light goes off when we leave.