Friday, March 28, 2008

Earth Hour, March 29, 2008: 8pm-9pm


On Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., millions of people around the world will make a statement about climate change by turning off their lights for "Earth Hour", an event created by the World Wildlife Fund.

Earth Hour was created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour.

More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and in Canada, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Please join us in making this simplest of environmental statesments by turn off all of your household lights, inside and out, for one hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time) Here in Salem, Oregon, we will be turning out our lights and lighting a single candle, instead. A candle, a hope, a dream and a prayer that the 'light' will go on in more people, before all the lights go out, everywhere!

If you would like to officially be counted, sign up at: Earth Hour US - Earth Hour 2008
(http://www5.earthhourus.org/) and Learn about Earth Hour events around the world.

1 comment:

  1. Last night was my husband's birthday and we were invited to some friends' house to celebrate, so I didn't sign up for the hour. But when we arrived, they said we needed to decide whether to turn the lights off between 8 and 9! So we did. :)

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.