Thursday, March 25, 2010
Earth Hour Malaysia 2010
This is my entry for this week's Thursday Challenge Theme which is "Black & White".
This is my wish: The future generations will continue to enjoy such splendid views of the of the city, the valley and limestone formations, so characteristic of the fame and beauty of Ipoh city, Malaysia.
The video below is from Earth Hour 2010 USA.
Global Warming is the most critical issue of our time, and it is happening even faster than previously estimated. The need for urgent action is now indisputable. Together we can and must be the first generation to stop the downward cycle. One hour at a time. In 2007 it began in one city - Sydney, Australia on 31st March 2007, 7:30pm. In 2008 more than 400 cities participated. In 2009, more than 4,000 cities used their light switch to vote for earth. The message reached 1 billion people globally.... Source: Earth Hour 2010 Canada
On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour symbolizes that by working together, each of us can have a positive impact in the fight against climate change, protecting our future and that of future generations.
Set Your Clock
On March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour will cascade around the globe—from time zone to time zone—uniting the planet under a single, simple, call to action.
Earth Hour Malaysia
Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents.
2009 was the first time Malaysia officially participated in Earth Hour bringing Malaysians to turn off their lights for one hour to show their support towards climate change. Many prominent landmarks switched off their lights and Malaysians celebrated. It is estimated that more than 5 million Malaysians participated in Earth Hour.
This year, let's join hands from coast to coast and light the way again. Make Earth Hour the biggest Environmental Movement in history!