This is an event which uses the simple action of switching off the lights for one hour that aims to raise awareness of the need for action on global warming.
This simple act has captured the hearts and minds of people globally on March 31 2007 when 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses turned off lights and appliances for one hour as a step towards reducing the city’s greenhouse gas pollution.
Earth Hour 2007 was a Sydney event. Earth Hour 2008 is a global movement. This year, Earth Hour will take place in 24 global cities on 29 March, 8pm (Sydney time). More information about Earth Hour can be found on www.earthhour.org. In Singapore they will switch off the lights for an hour at 8pm on March 29.
You can do your part too with just a flick of the switch. Have you made the effort to turn off the lights at your work space during lunch hour? If not, why not start now? This is something we can do easily even after Earth Hour. As they say, it’s better late than never so start with this small action and do your bit for the planet.
Let us join the fight against global warming and remember, all great things start with a simple step.