March 27, 2009

Earth Hour: Just a little PSA

We interrupt this broadcast for a public service announcement...

In case you haven't heard, Earth Hour is tomorrow, Saturday, March 28th at 8:30pm. That means you can show your support for taking action on global warming by turning off the lights in your house for one hour. People are always asking what they can do; well, you can live without lights for an hour, right? I bet you can do without your TV, computer and radio too! Take this opportunity to snuggle with the ones you love, read books or have a family game night by candlelight (that's what we did last year - it was so nice!).

Last year, over 50 million people and businesses switched off their non-essential lights, including the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square - pretty amazing! They're aiming for 1 billion participants this year. This year's slogan is:
VOTE EARTH.
It's not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. It's a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.
...and now, back to our regularly scheduled programming...


Related books for kids:

These books are on our wish list for C. Click on the pictures for info.
Do you have any recommendations?

When Santa Turned Green - Victoria Perla







Michael Recycle - Ellie Bethel







The Lorax - Dr. Seuss

2 comments:

Sab said...

Maybe we'll have to turn everything off for an hour. Dinner by candlelight... hmmm...

Jaye said...

I'm always taking part in Earth Hours - it's just a small way that helps very much. My favourite part is the extra hour of quality family time! :)

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