Earth Hour .. March 29. 2008 8 pm to 9 pm

March 27, 2008 at 11:33 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Dear All
On March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming coal-fired electricity by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global warming caught the attention of the world.

In 2008, 24 global cities will participate in Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29. Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

This mail is to request each and every one  to take part in the Earth Hour on March 29. 2008 and switch off lights for one hour from 8 pm to 9 pm and be part of this movement against global warming. You can also spread the word around to your friends , family ,neighbourhood etc and get them to participate too.

P.S : The above information is from an email I got from a friend , who inturn got it from the higher management of his company. So I assume this to be authentic and I am spreading the word.

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  1. I will do it the next day instead πŸ˜›

    Hey..I have valid reasons for that..I will be celebrating Betu’s birthday at that time at home so can’t switch off the lights when I have guests over.

    Although I would love to play the game ‘dark room’ with all but not sure if all guests will appreciate that πŸ˜€

  2. You can read the details here:
    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/356810
    As well as at http://www.earthhour.org/

  3. ~nm : Discuss with guests and decide πŸ™‚

    Anon : Thanks a lot

  4. Ahh..that is a good piece of info..I will be doing it..
    AM


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