This year’s Earth Hour starts at 8:30PM local time, wherever you live on planet Earth, Saturday 26 March 2011.
22nd of April is the Earth Day and this year it is the 40th anniversary of the celebration of this day.
It is a celebration, meant to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was started by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970.
YouTube has put it in the spotlight for today:
The Bay vs. The Bag
The Unravelling: Eggs, String, & Climate Change
This is the initiative that makes you take an action to show that you care for global warming. To make a stand. It started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, as a display of the people’s position on global warming issues. For a third year in a row, it is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the support of many NGOs, governments and corporations. The Earth Hour’s message, at www.earthhour.org and www.voteearth2009.org:
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
Help spread the word and vote by switching off the lights – 8:30PM local time, wherever you live on planet Earth, Saturday 28 March 2009!