Date: 29th March 2014
Time: 8.30 PM - 9.30 PM
Holla peeps!!! How was your Saturday??? ^_^... Perghh seharian iolss senyap kann??? Busy outing today... outing mencari barang2 Ash... ^_*
Anyway... just nak remind... 8.30 PM nanti jangan lupa bergelap yer untuk sejam. Kita sama2 support Earth Hour 2014.
1. What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 8.30pm (local time) to show their support for environmentally sustainable action.
The event began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned off their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change. By 2012, Earth Hour reached more than 7,000 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories, receiving reports as ‘the world’s largest campaign for the planet’.
Earth Hour 2013 took place in more than 7,000 cities and towns in 153 countries and territories across all seven continents. Hundreds of millions of people switched their lights off for an hour, and the campaign experienced its biggest growth since 2009.
2. What does Earth Hour aim to achieve?
Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.
3. What does Earth Hour ask people to do?
Earth Hour encourages individuals, businesses and governments to show leadership on environmental solutions through their actions, to use Earth Hour as a platform to showcase to the world what measures they are taking to reduce their environmental impact. Earth Hour asks everyone to take personal accountability for their impact on the planet and make behavioural changes to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle. Taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights. By switching off your lights for Earth Hour you are acknowledging and celebrating your commitment to do something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour.
4. Is the campaign more than just lights out?
Earth Hour believes that the symbolism of the hour is incredibly important in bringing people and communities together across the globe. But our aspiration from the beginning was to go far beyond the hour itself. In 2012, Earth Hour launched “I Will If You Will”, a platform to incentivise and inspire individuals to share their commitment to the planet with their friends, colleagues, leaders and networks. Earth Hour also encourages and promotes many other initiatives around the world, including the Earth Hour City Challenge, the Earth Hour People’s Projects and many national and local actions that take the campaign beyond the hour.
5. Why is Earth Hour held in late March?
The second-to-last and last weekend of March is around the time of the spring and autumn equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, which allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global “lights out” event. Earth Hour 2014 will be held on Saturday 29 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone.
* Selamat Ber-Earth Hour!!!! ^_*... Kita jumpa lepas Earth Hour ok?