Friday, March 20, 2009

Your light switch...is YOUR VOTE


picture courtesy from Only In Silence

You can VOTE EARTH by switching your lights off for one hour.
Or you can VOTE GLOBAL WARMING by leaving your lights on.
It’s your choice to be made on 28th of Mar, 2009 at 8:30PM local time.


Why should I VOTE EARTH?
This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global
election, between Earth and global warming.
For the first time in history,
people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to
use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for
Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world
to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented
to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against
global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the
people of the world to make their voice heard.



Earth Hour began in Sydney
in 2007,
when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights
for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability
movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks
such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney
Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in
darkness.



In 2009, Earth Hour is being
taken to the next level,
with the goal of 1 billion people switching off
their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not
about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH
is 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.
Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH
during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.



We all have a vote, and every single
vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for
future generations.

How can I show my support?
You can help rally support our Mother Earth. Check out different ways you can show your support
HERE

How can I spread the word?
1. Register now
2. Email a friend
3. Write a blog (like what I’m doing now)
4. Twitter
More can be read
HERE
And I show my support by:
1. Write about Earth Hour
2. Putting a banner here
3. Swtich off my lights on 28/3.



3 comments:

  1. hi nisa...i vote 4 earth ;P

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  2. yeah!! keep on voting for earth!! :)

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  3. I would just say regarding "What can we achieve by keeping a light off by just one hour" Plz visit:
    http://sachinkgupta.com/2009/03/earth-hour-vote-earth.html

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