Earth Hour 2009

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 | In News & The Events |

Tonight Earth Hour will be held in Malaysia at 8.30pm of the local time, the awareness of this global campaign is happening in Malaysia for the first time this year. Earth Hour is an international event that organized by the World Wide Fund (WWF) that held on the last Saturday of March every year, which encourages households and businesses to turn off their non essential light and electrical appliances for one hour as a vote for Earth or leaving them on is a vote for global warming.

Earth Hour
Earth Hour was conceived by WWF Australia in year 2007. So on 21 Match 2007, there were 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated on this Earth Hour event. This massive collective effort have reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% forĀ a hour. This was made the world noticed and inspired, gradually many major global cities from different countries were joining the Earth Hour in year 2008, and this event have slowly turned as symbolic event into a global movement.

This year, Earth hour have been transformed into the world’s first global election between the Earth and global warning. According to the yahoo news, there are about 84 countries have been participated and pledged their support on this global event for this year with estimated and goal for 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote to the Earth.

Carter Robert, chief executive of the WWF.

Earth Hour makes a powerful statement that the world is going to solve this problem. Everyone is realizing the enormous effect that climate change will have on them.

Also there is seven times more cities have signed on this event since last year’s Earth Hour, which had about 400 cities participated after Sydney, Australia held a solo event in 2007. Those supporters are from global corporations, non-profit groups, schools, scientists and celebrities.

Today, KL Petronas Twin Towers will turn off the light for one hour to vote for the Earth.


 



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