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.


Ginny said...

They have not publicized this much here, I didn't know anything about it. Good to start with small things, though, like an hour, then gradually go for more.

diane b said...

Great idea but it should be publicised more. Those lights are super in the bathroom.

Reader Wil said...

I lit some candles and played solitary for an hour!
The story about the little boy Hansje Brinkers did not really happen. It is impossible to stop a flood with your finger. The water during a storm is so powerful that sandbags are tried to prevent the water from coming through the breaches in the dykes, but most of the time it's in vain. It's a nice story, but sadly enough not true. It's an invention of an American writer.

Shifan said...

Great idea.I didn't hear anything about it before.