Hi Everyone, I am going to participate in Earth hour again this year, I hope you all will observe it too. All we have to do is turn off everything for an hour on March 28th at 8:30 pm. There are a lot of other things we can do to save the planet for our children and grand children, nieces and nephews and future generations. At the very least for one hour on March 28 at 8:30pm we could all read a book or do something with our family that doesn't require using electricity. http://www.earthhourus.org/main.php
Hope you all will take part in this wonderful idea,
(below are a few things that Earth Hour sent me that we can do to help preserve the planet for the future)
Dear Earth Hour Supporter,
We need your help in making sure America turns out for Earth Hour 2009 on March 28th at 8:30 p.m. Here are 23 things you can do RIGHT NOW to take action:
1. Network: Tweet and update your Facebook and MySpace pages with the latest on Earth Hour.
2. Talk: An ancient form of social networking where you tell two friends, and they tell two friends and so on...
3. Lobby: Write to your US Senator or Member of Congress asking for swift action on climate change via the automated system on www.EarthHourUS.org/raiseyourvoice.
4 Urge: Your mayor, governor and state legislators to turn out the lights on public buildings and facilities and issue a resolution in support of Earth Hour. You can also inspire a child to write to the president or Congress: www.EarthHourKids.org/Write.pdf
5 Visit: www.EarthHourUS.org/toolkits.php to bring Earth Hour to your city, town, community or school system.
6 Decorate: Your homepage. Earth Hour is the new black. The stylish "60: Earth Hour" logo makes a tasteful addition to any website. Available at: www.EarthHourUS.org/toolkits.php#Downloads
7. Link: Your corporate website to EarthHourUS.org
8. Download: Your own limited edition Shepard Fairey "Vote Earth" poster here.
9. Print: Extra Earth Hour posters and ask your school, community or local businesses to hang them in public spaces and places.
10. Invite: Why be lonely in the dark? Download fun tips on organizing an Earth Hour "Lights Out" party at www.EarthHourUS.org/action_individual.php
11. Write: A letter to the editor of your local newspaper and ask your community to turn out for Earth Hour.
12. Plan: An event to celebrate Earth Hour with your church group, civic organization or Brownie Troop.
13. Notify: Local TV and radio stations and newspapers about how you intend to celebrate Earth Hour and ask them to cover it!
14. Organize: A school assembly or event about Earth Hour. Check out the toolkits for schools at www.EarthHourUS.org/toolkits and visit our kids site for more fun ideas at www.EarthHourKids.org.
15. Create: A video demonstrating what you plan to do when the lights go out and post it on YouTube.
16. Blog: All about it. Earth Hour has been mentioned on more than 15,000 blogs to date.
17. Follow: Google's example and darken your company's homepage for Earth Hour 2009.
18. Mail: Your friends, family, and neighbors Earth Hour postcards reminding them to turn out.
19. Think: About ways you can reduce your CO2 footprint and increase your energy efficiency—at home or work. With a child, you can take our Earth Hour Power fun and quick quiz at www.EarthHourKids.org/sur.html
20. Worship: The planet. Many religious organizations throughout the US are supporting Earth Hour. Invite your church, temple, or mosque to Vote Earth!
21. Join: The National Conversation on Climate Action, organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Earth Day Network and AmericaSpeaks. The National Conversation is an unprecedented community engagement effort that is designed for and driven by local governments. Register at www.ClimateConversation.org.
22. Teach: Kids about the importance of preserving our planet and all its creatures. Explain that they can be part of the climate change solution by writing their congressperson, senator or the President and asking for action on this important issue. Visit www.EarthHourKids.org for ways to involve children in our movement.
23. Discover: The race to develop low-carbon energy in time to stop global warming has begun, and a new Discovery Channel special brings cutting-edge green energy technologies to life as never before. Join the Earth Hour Team in watching the one-hour world premiere of Earth: The Sequel, Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00pm Eastern on the Discovery Channel (check local listings). Pledge to watch the show and sign up to receive a reminder email the morning of March 11.
More than 900 cities are pledging to turn out on March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm to call for action on climate change. Turn out. Take action.
Thanks!The Earth Hour US Team