Manila together with 23 other cities around the world will support Earth Hour‘s statement on global warming by turning off the lights for one hour on March 29, 2008, at 8 p.m.

Last year more than 2 million Sydney residents joined Earth Hour by flicking the switch, turning appliances off stand-by and enjoying an hour of quiet darkness, according to a poll conducted by AMR Interactive.

Calculations show that the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney Central Business District during Earth Hour, when sustained for a year, would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for the same period. That certainly amounts to a lot, and it got the world to listen, which is why the Earth Hour campaign is going global.

In 2008, however, Earth Hour will be taking place in over 20 cities around the world, and the list keeps growing. It is the hope that Earth Hour would grow into a global campaign. Thanks to the success of Earth Hour in 2007 other cities, both in Australia and abroad, are now supporting Earth Hour.

I don’t have a problem switching off the lights at 8:00 PM. The kids will be on vacation by then. Maybe we will just have a candle light dinner and place candles all over the house.

Aside from switching off the lights for an hour on March 29, what else can you do? Earth Hour offers you some tips.

Earth Hour 2008 is a global movement.

Philippine Blogs that Support Earth Hour 2008

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About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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