Monday, March 23, 2009

Switch oFF Lights

On March 28th, 2009, you can switch off all lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to observe Earth Hour. The lights will be switched off as an indication that you are committed to saving energy and is ready to take steps to save the world environment.

The lights out initiative, which began in Sydney in 2007 as a one-city environmental campaign, has evolved into a grassroots action that has captured the attention of the citizens of the world. In 2008, 371 cities across 35 countries turned their lights out in a united call for action on climate change.

Purely symbolic gesture, yes, but everything big has to start off with these kind of simple initiatives, right ?

1 comment:

Mavin said...

Symbolic or a marketing gimmick.

Practical solutions can save far more electricity. Over-dependance on private transport contributes much to the burning of fossil fuels.

I guess dramatic steps need be taken rather than a half hour "switch-off" exercise.

Anyway, much of India participates in a "switch-off" exercise that extends from two - six hours a day and that too everyday.