Earth Hour – 28 Mar 2009 – 8.30pm ~ 9.30pm

March 26, 2009

earth 3d view

地球,

它给了我们清新空气,

我们却还它黑烟酸雨,

它给了我们美好环境,

我们却还它污染的环境…

我们定下个约定,好吗?

3月28日,60分钟

EARTH Hour 8.30pm-9.30pm…

熄灯一小时…

把电源关上…

提倡人们的环保意识。

希望你参与…

因为一个人的力量有限…

转发给您的朋友,

让大家一起参与,

一起创造盛举,

一起提倡人们环保意识…

一个人的力量有限,

希望大家多多支持环保意识。

 

 

www.earthhour.org


Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

 

Earth Hour is a event that as ‘earthlings’ we take a step to VOTE for EARTH against Global Warming.

 

 

It’s your choice to choose the sides. Weighing the pros and cons. We boldly ask you to give your VOTE with us to EARTH.

 

 

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

 

 

 

For more details please logon to: http://www.earthhour.org/about/

 

 

If still you’re are struggling with your decision on your Vote we would like to share with your some insights and facts about the planet that you are living on.

 

Some facts about our current struggling Earth:

 

 

50% of Earth’s oil have been used up…

Petroleum and gas continues its surge downwards…

60% of the world’s grasslands, forests, farmland, rivers and lakes have been used up…

Corals, which provides food and shelter for fishes, continue to die at 16% a year worldwide – causing the fish population to drop by almost half…

The Ozone layer continues to deplete at a rate of 10% per year at worst-hit places – occurrence of skin cancer has risen by almost half…

A once predicted disappearance of Summer Ice from the Arctic in 80 years time has now decreased to only, a mere 5 years time…

 

 

Alright, enough of the depressing stuffs, lets look on the bright side… =P

 

 

Practically there are some things that most or even all of us can do DAILY!!

 

You might have heard about them a million times or even studied them during some conversation classes in school.

But still i would like to urge you to think of the bigger picture. Furthermore, the following are compiled to be rather interesting things to do!

 

Com’on! Give it a try!

 

1. Skip plastic water bottles and drink from a glass or a refillable stainless steel bottle when you’re on the go.

2. Use newspaper, magazines or pictures you’ve drawn for wrapping paper! Be creative!

3. Use paper products like napkins and paper towels made from recycled paper instead of right from the trees.

4. Turn off those lights! Turning off the lights when you leave a room conserves energy.

5.  Snack on real food like fruits, veggies and cheese instead of processed foods like potato chips or candy bars. Mmmm good.

6. Climb a tree! Spend more time outside—it’ll remind you of all the natural wonders you’re helping to protect.

7. Recycle! Help your family set up bins for paper, plastic, glass and aluminium to make recycling easier.

8. Use less water! Take shorter showers. Long showers account for 2/3 of all water heating costs.

9. Urge your parents to use compact fluorescent light bulbs which use about 75% less electricity than incandescent bulbs.

10. Be a plug-patroller! Carefully unplug all electronics when they’re not in use.

11. Encourage your parents to buy a hybrid car. Hybrid cars can save 16,000 lbs of CO2 a year.

12. Skip the dryer and let your clothes air-dry on a clothesline. You’ll save energy and they’ll smell good!

13. Print assignments on both sides. Talk to your principal about enforcing double-sided printing-only in school. =P

14. Say no to plastic bags! Bring a reusable bag when you go shopping.

15. Get involved! Set up a letter writing campaign in your school to urge your government to pass green legislation. (wooo!!!)

16. Shut down your computer! Turning off your computer when you’re not using it saves 300 pounds of CO2 a year!

17. Turn off the faucet! To conserve this all-important resource, turn the water off while you’re brushing your teeth.

18. Plant a tree! Trees absorb CO2 and give off oxygen that helps counter our carbon footprints.

19. Tell your parents to change their car’s air filter. Changing the filter can save 800 lbs of carbon a year!

20. Write on both sides of the paper! And make sure you’re notebooks are made of recycled paper, too.

21. Everyone looks better in natural light! Instead of turning on the lights, open the shades and let the sun stream in.

22. Only wash full loads of laundry, or, if you have less to wash, be sure to use the appropriate water level.

23. Become Mr. or Ms. Fix-it! Repair things instead of throwing them out. You’ll reduce waste and learn some cool new stuff!

24. Instead of throwing away your old stuff, give it to charity or swap with your friends.

25. Remind your parents to inflate their tires! Keeping tires properly inflated can save 250 lbs of carbon a year!

*Stay Young and Happy!*


|| VOTE EARTH ||

all-4-1-Heart ❤

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