Monday, March 23, 2009

Earth Hour - Sat., March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm

We are drawing near, the Earth Hour, I mean.  What is Earth Hour?
From Wikipedia:

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. It was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007,[1] and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.

Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.

There you have it.  You know what to do during Earth Hour.. to switch off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour.
Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than one billion people in 1000 cities around the world.   Be a part of that number.

Malaysia is participating this year.


  1. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Thanks for promoting Earth Hour! Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages social media to influence networks of friends, family, and co-workers. Check it out at

  2. Hi! Thanks for coming by. Thanks too for the encouragement and the link to Commit21. Will surely check it out.

  3. Aha, what an awareness on the blogosphere. I do hope that people can make a difference on that day. :)

  4. Yes, it would be interesting to watch the outcome. But then again, everyone should continue to take steps to save the Earth in whatever little ways one knows how.

  5. I totally support this event. Just wondering what I will be doing during that time! : )

  6. Anonymous8:57 AM

    I will be out from home that night..does that count? Hehhhe...restaurants can't shut off just for that one hour though..:)

  7. Foong, this would be a good time to have a romantic candlelit dinner. :p

    Mei Teng said: I will be out from home that night..does that count?

    Absolutely! Just remember to switch off non-essential appliances before you leave the house. ;) Enjoy your dinner.

  8. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Got an email this morning with suggested activities for Earth Hour:-

    Organise a family night playing board games.
    Throw an Earth Hour street party with your neighbours.
    Arrange a house party lit by torches.
    Take the dog for a night walk.
    Sit in the dark and share stories.
    Share a romantic night indoors with your loved ones.

  9. Mei Teng, hey those are great suggestions that many people can get involved in. Thanks for sharing them.

    People, you can check out more activities on Commit21.