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March 25, 2009

Earth Hour is this Saturday! Are we all ready?

Whilst I am certainly 100% behind this cause, I must say, I’m also very excited to actually WITNESS us pulling it off. And by “us,” I mean “the world.” That’s what they’re aiming for; you realise that, right? The whole WORLD is turning off the lights for one hour on March 28. Because of varying time zones, each city in the world has been given the exact time they should do it, so that it all happens AT THE SAME TIME!!! How radical is that? 1 billion people in more than 1000 cities worldwide ! And it’s not something that might happen, it is happening.

Before reading on, just make a note in your diary NOW. Lights out from 20h30 to 21h30 on 28 March (Saturday).

Naaaaiice. Here is the buzz:

Earth Hour 2009 is a global initiative by the World Wide Fund for Nature which acts as a worldwide call to action to every individual, business and community to take a stand against Climate Change. To show your support, sign up now and commit to switching off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30pm. Originating in Sydney, Australia in 2007, the Earth Hour initiative proved more than worthwhile when it witnessed 2 million people coming together to switch off their lights for one hour for this vital cause.

Following on from this success, 2008 saw an estimated 50 million people taking part. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

This year, 2009, Earth Hour will see the lights go out on some of the most recognised attractions on the planet, including Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Merlion in Singapore, Sydney Opera House, the iconic 6-star hotel, the Burj al Arab, in Dubai, Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the world’s tallest constructed building, the Taipei 101.

Earth Hour 2009 has one major aim: to unite the citizens of the world in the fight against climate change in order to convince governments and world leaders that our planet cannot wait any longer. There simply isn’t enough time, and therefore 2009 is a colossally important, if not the most critical year, to take action on climate change. 2009 is the year we decide the future of our planet.

Freaking awesome. No go sign up at www.earthour.org.za

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