Sunday, March 22, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

This Saturday, March 28, 2009 will be the third annual Earth Hour sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund.

Earth Hour began just two years ago in Sydney, Austrailia when 2.2 million participants turned off their lights for 1 hour. Last year this event went global with 50 million participants. This year the goal is 1 billion participants worldwide!

To participate, turn off your lights at 8:30 PM for one hour local time. That's all. There are no hard and fast rules.  

Earth Hour organizers suggest filling that hour with activities like having a picnic in the park with your family, viewing the stars in your backyard, telling stories, taking a candlelit bath or organizing a candlight game night. You might just find you are having so much fun you won't want to flip those lights back on at 9:30!

You can learn more about this by visiting the official Earth Hour Website.

If you intend to participate I'd love to have your comments on what you are planning ☺


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