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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Earth Hour: A worthy cause to help fight Climate Change

For those who don't know, Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Different countries and individuals, all making an effort to help fight climate change and we too can contribute and help with the cause. This coming March 26, 2011 8:30PM local time, Earth Hour is upon us once again. This time though, instead of the usual 1 hour event, everyone is encouraged to turn off their lights for more than 1 hour.

This is a very time event given the catastrophe that happened with Japan and also around us. It is not that much to ask since an hour worth of turning off your lights would go a long way in helping save planet earth. So let us all commit and do our own little part in helping save the only planet and home that we have, Earth.

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