This Saturday is a big day for helping the Earth out a little bit in your every day life. March 29, 2008 is Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund and is a day where for one hour (8PM to 9PM–your local time) you will join other people across the world in turning your lights off to raise awareness about global warming.
Last year, Earth Hour was an event in Sydney, Australia and had over 2 million participants and had over 2,000 businesses power down their light sources. This year, Earth Hour is making this a global event–No matter where you are located, turn your lights off from 8PM-9PM and help to fight climate change.
“Join people all around the world in showing that you care about our planet and want to play a part in helping to fight climate change. Don’t forget to sign up and let us know you want to join Earth Hour.“
But what will you do for a whole hour without your lights? Crunchy Domestic Goddess has some ideas, including talking with your kids about why all of the lights are turned out and educating them about the Earth and global warming.
What will you be doing with no lights during Earth Hour?
Here are some other ways that you can help the Earth after March 29th:
- Turn off lights when you leave a room.
- Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- Turn off appliances when not in use.
- Unplug your electronics when they are not in use.
- Use less hot water.
- Switch to green power.
What are you doing in your every day life to help fight global warming?
6 thoughts on “Earth Hour 2008”
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I thought I was good to go for Earth Hour, then I realized I had forgotten to unplug all of those little buggers that suck energy when they are “off”.
It’s a nice idea.. but most people these days don’t really seem to care much. It saddens me.
Thanks for dropping by. No I didn’t turn off for one hour but we did not use hot water yesterday and we use only flourescent lights in our apartment.
Thank you so much for raising awareness about this! I wish we’d all do Earth Hour every week. Quick tip: one easy way to stop energy leaks in your home is, wherever possible/sightly, use surge strips. Don’t just use them for your home office. It’s pretty easy to unplug electronics, lamps and appliances around the home if you can pull one plug per room instead of many. It isn’t always possible with decor/space constraints, but it’s a start. 🙂
I conserve energy by turning off the lights whenever I’m not using them. Every day is Earth Hour!
I took part in Earth Hour. I switched off everything including the fridge and took a much-needed nap for an hour.
Apart from that, I generally do my bit – I recycle, only leave the light on in the room I’m in, bathe from a bucket instead of filling the bath, switch electricals off from the mains when not in use, that kinda thing.