I enjoyed Earth Hour 2008. Here's how I spent my first Earth Hour, on March 29, 2008.
The people behind Earth Hour 2009 want to kick it up a notch this year.
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.
VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.
Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.
I'm not naive enough to think one hour with the lights off will make a difference in the grand scheme of things, but I think this is a huge opportunity to educate and promote conservation. I make it a big deal for my kids and use it as a tool to discuss other things we can do to reduce the strain on mother earth's natural resources.