Earth Hour 2009

Saturday, March 28th is this year’s edition of Earth Hour. In case you are not aware, Earth hour is an international endevour created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

It started in Australia, but achieved worldwide participation last year with 35 countries powering down for an hour. This year, not only has the event recognised by the United Nations, but 80 countries and 1,500 cities have ‘committed to Earth Hour 2009’.

You might think it is silly and not make a difference–but check out this photo and see proof for yourself–this is one little city, imagine this happening around the world!! WOW!!

It’s all happening next Saturday, March 28th, 8:30pm.

Why not do more than just turn out the lights–check out THIS WEBSITE which is the first web site that can only be read when the lights are off and offers ideas of what to do in Montreal for the occasion!!!

Make a difference–participate in Earth Hour 🙂

Check out THIS CANADIAN WEBSITE to see how you can vote Earth, plus see awesome videos of what’s happening around the world as the 8:30pm timeline passes through different cities/countries!

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