Friday, March 26, 2010

Join Me For Earth Hour [Take Action] [Environment]

If you've been reading IHM for a while, you'll know that I'm a bit on the eco-conscious side.  I'm by no means an extremist, but I try to be as conscious as I can about the planet.  As a reader, I am always looking for ways to show my planet I care that I can relate back to my reading.  I'm sensing that Earth Hour can be a great way to acheive that correlation between my planet and my books.  Here's a little about Earth Hour:
   Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
   In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
   Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. So sign up now and let’s make 2010 the biggest Earth Hour yet!

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 27th, will be the fourth year of Earth Hour.  I participated last year, but only participated by turning out all of my lights for an hour.  This year, I want to participate by turning out my lights and flipping on my rechargeable battery-powered booklight and reading for that hour and I'm inviting you to join me.  You can read by candlelight, moonlight, whatever light you want as long as it's not drawing an electrical current during the time period of 8:30-9:30 local time. Sign the linky with a link to your blog to let us know you'll be switching off your lights and switching on the reading for Earth Hour, because we all heart our planet.


YA Vampire Books said...

I'm definitely going to participate in Earth Hour (for the third year in a row now)!

twipippi said...

I'm going to participate in Earth Hour but I won't be reading. A few relatives are visiting so i will be eating pizza and talking. :)
It's my second year. Last year I was playing guitar (or trying to) and singing on my room. All the lights were off but I couldn't get my parents to turn of the tv...

Aye.Me? said...

Sounds great! And it's only 10 minutes till it starts! :)