Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Earth vs. Global Warming

March 28, 8:30PM - 9:30PM (your local time) is your time to cast your vote and choose Earth against Global Warming.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness. (Courtesy

You can, too, cast your vote for Earth by switching all lights off for one hour - one billion votes is all dats needed...
Turning off lights for an hour won’t stop climate change but it would definitely show that individual action is important and does make a biiiiiiiiig difference.

Here's a few things you could do in those 60 minutes:

  • Go outside and look at the stars. (Lovely!)

  • Find a great viewing spot to see your town or city go dark at 8:30 p.m. and take pictures. (Dats a lil tough to do :( )

  • Go for a lantern walk through a park. (Ghostly :D)
  • Gather your family or friends for a candle-lit dinner. (Lets meet up, guys!)

  • Meet your neighbours at a street or block party. (Hello, how are... exercise)

  • Talk to your children/family about how much electricity your family uses. Brainstorm ways to reduce it. (Let's get serious)

  • Tell ghost stories. (Been ages I did that!!!)

  • Change all your light bulbs to energy-efficient versions. (poore ghar ke badal dalo :P )

  • Take a walk in the moonlight. (With them ;) )

  • Have a candlelit bath. (WOW!)

  • Put a glow stick on your dog's collar or leash and go for a walk. (Not bad an idea ;))

  • Have a wine or scotch tasting in the dark. (Ummm...)

  • Get out the sleeping bags and camp out on the living room floor. (Yay!!!)

If nothing above interests you enough, you could make a list oft hings you'd want to change from your daily life and help Earth beyond this 1 Earth Hour! :)

So Go Ahead... use your light switch as your vote and elect Earth over Global Warming.


10 other zodiacs scribbled:

Realtor in Vancouver said...

"Have a wine or scotch tasting in the dark. (Ummm...)"

Hahaha, nice idea. I sure am a fan of drinking in the dark :). Thanks for the article, I will turn off my lights for sure but my reason is not the global warming but the never-ending waste of electricity in the world. The pollution it causes and the ignorance of people. I will encourage everyone I know to join the Earth's Happy Hour. We'll see how many will actually do it.

Take care, Jay

the-sagittarian-blogger said...

Hey Jay! (Oh that rhymes too) ;)

Thanks for dropping by at my page... I agree with ur reason too!

I think, whatever the reason may be, it IS the need of the hour :)

Thanks again,

life between sunset and sunshine said...

ur first idea was superb, to "Go outside and look at the stars". but the unexpected rain played its role. during the earth hour but i lit a candle to keep darkness away from my room. left my room lil-bit late to avoid the late-march shower, played for few minutes in the rain and entered my office around 9:40 with wet hair and cloths :)

the-sagittarian-blogger said...

Hey Braj!

that was awesome how u celebrated it :)

I spent most of that hour in the balcony, enjoying drizzles and rest, in the cnalde lit room :)


Kon ?? said...

what about blogging this list on ur laptop while your lights are switched off :) lolz i know i am acting like ->

the-sagittarian-blogger said...

Konark, :D :D :D

Lovely cartoon! It happens!


Little Girl Lost said...

hello sweety, thanks for stumbling on to my blog so that i could stumble on to yours :)
this is a very beautiful blog, i especially loved the very sweet tips that you had for 60mins in the dark.
i can't wait to read more. but why no recent posts??

and if you really liked my blog, please become a follower or blog-roll me or something, so that you can come and read whenevr i write next...
i'll be watching this space for your next post...

the-sagittarian-blogger said...

Hey Lil Gal, thanks a tonne for all the praise! More posts will follow once I have put certain things in order :)
And yes, blogrolling you now! (How did I miss it?)

Do visit agn!


Little Girl Lost said...

no prob sweety, i'll wait. come read my new post :)

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