What are you going to be up to on Saturday March 28, 2009? If you don’t have any big plans, at 8:30 pm, how about joining Cate Blanchett, Linkin Park, Gavin DeGraw, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Coldplay, Melissa Etheridge and (the list goes on and on quite frankly) participate in Earth Hour. Across the continent, people are going to be switching off their light switches. The World Wildlife Fund is urging the world to do so to show their support for action on climate change.
Earth Hour began in Sydney Australia in 2007, with 2.2 million homes and businesses switching off their lights for one hour. This of course was expanded in 2008, with 50 million people around the world participating (36 million here in the United States).
People are encouraged to get their town, city, community groups, businesses, and family to participate. This is a symbolic act, hoping to get governments to take notice that people are concerned with the climate crisis, as well as getting individual human beings to make even a small change in their daily life to be more carbon efficient in the days following Earth Hour. For more information, check out earthhour.org. On this website you can join the movement, and by signing in, see what’s happening in your local area.
Remember, at 8:30 pm local time on Saturday March 28, 2009 – raise your middle finger and put it to good use to flip-off that light switch….
Your Light Switch Is Your Vote!