Posted by: mollyrossiter | March 28, 2009

A vote for earth

I first learned of Earth Hour last year when then-Gazette reporter Carly Weber talked about her participation and wrote about it as a First Person story. I thought it was a great idea, but didn’t participate. I’m not sure why — I was doing something else, something good was on TV, I forgot.

This year I’m taking part. The wonderful thing about participating is how incredibly easy it is: turn off your lights for an hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. local time, wherever you live on the planet. Some countries have already held their Earth Hour.

What the hour will do is show governments around the world that we support the fight against global warming. One of the key sponsors of Earth Hour is the World Wildlife Fund.h7kh6cao8dihacardu0bnca2d503tca5erezacaahnq16ca9paudkcahre1crcaqitikyca6mk0wocabrx6f9ca22nl68caadgxnbcabluzefcat5uitjcaep9xvbcavyjn7hca4tsnjdcaymuqrb1

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 with 2.2 million people turning off their lights in support of Planet Earth. In 2008, the movement exploded with 50 million people around the globe living in the dark for 60 minutes.

The goal for this year is 1 billion people. I’ll be doing my part — will you?

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