February 26, 2011


  Join the Earth Hour 2011 Campaign 
            As the world nations are arguing and fighting for the climate change ...to save the earth, the world's biggest  Global climate change initiative Earth hour is back again.When World leaders are failing to take any decision on taking any steps against  World climate change.We the common people can do something for reducing the impact of climate change.Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). During this  switch off the lights for one hour ......for just one hour . 
       In India too the effects of climate change is visible ...the unpredictable rains ...change in monsoon periods ...less rainfalls ,rise in temperatures ,colder winters and rise in sea levels....this is not a mere change ..it has great effect to our life style ...within changing climate we saw unpredicted rains this year destroying crops and agriculture.It resulted in shortage of food and vegetables and steady rise in inflation.Even Indian Government and India's Economy ability to control inflation was questioned.Even a minister was quoted saying that what the government can do to about unpredictable rainfalls and climate change.But its time to act .....to save not only our nation but the entire world from climate change.....
So what is Earth Hour :
              The campaign Earth hour was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. The next year  Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. 
     In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
              On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

How to Support the Earth Hour 2011 Campaign:
          Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). During this one hour switch off the lights ......for just one hour ....but This Earth Hour go beyond the hour,  think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up and save the earth from climate change .....Share your views .....friends..

Below I share the official video on earth hour 2011..


5 comments :

srejith said...

very good post . . Certainly i would join the campaign and ask my friends too. . .

zephyr said...

Going through various blogs acquaints us with so many new things. I had never heard of this initiative but thanks to you now I know. I will participate in this initiative and try to spread the message too.

Neha Gupta said...

Thanks you for spreading awareness with this message.

TrueIndian said...

zephyr ....thanks...hope you too will spread the message ...

solar toys Lagi.Plan said...

Very good post! Here are 12 practical tips for saving energy:

1. During hot months, keep window coverings closed on the south, east, and west windows. In winter, let the sun in.

2. Activate "sleep" features on computers and office equipment that power down when not in use for a while. Turn off equipment during longer periods of non-use.

3. Dress appropriately for the weather, and set your thermostat to the lowest possible comfortable setting. On winter nights, put an extra blanket on the bed and turn down your thermostat.

4. In summer, use fans whenever possible instead of air conditioning . Using fans to supplement air conditioning allows you to raise the thermostat temperature, using less energy. Fans use less energy than air conditioning.

5. About 15% of an average home energy bill goes to heating water. To save hot water, take five-minute showers instead of baths. Do only full loads when using the clothes washer or dishwasher. Lower the temperature on your water heater so that you are not having to add cold water to shower.

6. Switch to cold water washing of laundry. Use detergent formulated for cold water to get clothes just as clean.

7. Only heat or cool the rooms you need. Close vents and doors of unused rooms.

8. Install low flow showerheads and sink aerators to reduce hot water use.

9. Seal and weatherstrip your windows and doors to ensure that you're not wasting energy on heat or air conditioning that escapes through leaks to the outdoors.

10. Insulate your hot water tank to keep the heat from escaping.

11. Look for energy efficiency labels when buying new products such as TVs, furnaces, cell phones, refrigerators and air conditioners.

12. Replace your five most used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. These light bulbs use two-thirds less energy and last up to 10 times longer.

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