Green tip for week #47 — Week of March 22, 2009

Observe Earth Hour, Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm (turn off your lights for an hour)

Support Earth Hour

Support Earth Hour

We are all well aware of Earth Day, but have you heard of Earth Hour?  Earth Hour is a worldwide initiative that began in Australia, and is essentially an advocacy and public awareness campaign to help raise the issue of environmental responsibility on the radar of individuals throughout the globe.  The goal is to have homes and business all over the world to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday March 28th (Earth Hour begins at 8:30pm).  According to CNET news, approximately 2.2 million homes and businesses observed this Earth Hour in 2007, and in 2008 Earth Hour was observed by approximately 50 million.  See the full story here.

The lofty goal for 2009 is to have Earth Hour observed by 1 billion homes and businesses, and thanks to Facebook, Twitter, other social media, and of course Green52.org, that type of response may be possible.  More information about Earth Hour can be found at the website EarthHour.org.

Please send this article to as many friends and colleagues as possible to be sure this year’s Earth Hour is a success in raising the issue of environmental responsibility for 1 billion people.  With 1 billion people focused on the environment, climate issues, sustainable thinking, renewable energy, and similar issues, it could be the type of kick-start our world needs to take initiative in creating a force of change.  Earth Hour, and particularly the concept of shutting off lights, will make a visible and substantial statement, and it will become all the more visible and substantial if more people hear about the intiative and join in.  Even world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Great Pyramids of Giza will observe Earth Hour by going dark for the hour beginning 8:30pm on March 28th.

Our weekly green tips at Green52.org are typically relatively simple and easy-to-implement green living and environmental responsibility concepts.  Whether you read Green52.org weekly, or are visiting for the first time, we urge you to incorporate this week’s tip and observe Earth Hour on Saturday 28, 2009 at 8:30pm.  Please help spread the word and invite your friends, family, and acquaintances to do the same.  Tell everyone you know about Earth Hour and Green52.org, and encourage others to take environmental responsibility seriously.  For those of you using Facebook, Twitter and other social media, spread the word about Earth Hour, and tell them you heard about it on Green52.org.

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