It’s about 50 minutes until the Philippines officially participates in Earth Hour. You know, at first it didn’t strike me as anything big or anything that I thought mattered to a lot of people. But as today came closer and closer, I was able to see the participation of many people as well as many tv shows. On cable, many of the shows I watch will not be airing anything in participation of this momentous event. At home as well, me and my family will be participating in Earth Hour by having a candlelit dinner and switching off all our lights. Many friends of mine on plurk as well will be participating in this event, with many of us (especially my friends who blog) who are blogging about this event.
It’s nice to see people around the world coming together to care about Mother Earth. Despite what many people say about this hardly making any effect, since an hour is only an hour out of 24 hours in a day, and out of 365 days (8760hours) in a year, making the effort to switch off one’s lights for an hour is surely a big thing. And even if we switch off our lights only for an hour out of 8760 hours in a year, I am sure Mother Earth will appreciate the effort we’re making. I am also sure that even an hour, will help Mother Earth stay clean and green a little longer~🙂
Quoting from the official Earth Hour website,
“In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.”
So Vote Earth now and help Mother Nature stay clean and green a little longer. Turn off your lights from 830pm-930pm (your local time).