Today is the great day where almost everyone in the world are going to get together for a cause… yep! I mean the, created by World Wild Fundation ‘Earth Hour’, an event that took place in 2007 on Sydney, Australia… here’s an extract of its story taken from http://www.earthhour.org/About.aspx.
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.
In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries/territories officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.
Visit our Beyond the Hour platform to share your stories and to get inspiration from the actions our supporters have shared with us already.
So this is a special time where you can become (a little more) closer to nature. To explain by my own words I’ve done a videolog or vBlog for this time… a short and quick one so it’s down below (They resulted really bad… LOL).
At 8:30 PM anywhere around the blog you have to turn off the lights and if you need light use a candel to iluminate the room.
Places like Eiffel Tower, Antigua Guatemala and others will turn off their lights to help the Earth by saving energy.
- Torre del Reformador will be turned off for an hour
- Rafael Landivar University will have an artistic festival and astronomic observation, organized by the Science and Astronomy Club.
- The Westin Camino Real Hotel will have a special moment with all their guests using candels.
- Antigua Guatemala is going to turn off the lights, in front of the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales will be a concentration and acustic music playing.
TRIVIA: Last year’s Earth Hour in Guatemala saved 5% of total electric energy in the capital and 2.5% in the interior of the country.
Visit http://www.earthhour.org/ for more info…
GOOGLE CHROME USERS: Use this theme, saves energy because of black – http://www.chrometheme.net/node/66
EVERYONE: Use this page as your homepage, saves energy (the same last thing) – http://www.saveswatts.com/