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.
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