It’s here again! Its Earth Hour 2013! The 23rd of March 2013 see’s the world turn off their non-essential lights for 1 hour in support of our planet. The creators of Earth Hour , WWF are urging us to go beyond Earth Hour! With celebrities, and people of prominence pledging their support and are even challenging us to take steps in their I will if you will campaigns.
It’s a fantastic event in my view. Make no mistake that it’s a symbolic gesture of turning off your lights for one hour BUT the reach and the awareness it creates is priceless!
Wish you have a fantastic Earth Hour and lets all go beyond the hour!
Earth Hour is a yearly event that is held on the last Saturday of March when people turn off their lights for one hour in support of mother nature. What started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 has spread all around the world with more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone.
This is a fantastic stat! It shows that more and more people are getting more aware of the cause and i personally belief that this is an awareness campaign, a campaign to get more and more people aware of the need to do our parts as individuals so that collectively we can make a change.
This is the 5th year for Earth Hour, in Malaysia its 4th year. It started in Malaysia in 2009 and its picked up so much and its brilliant to see many supporting the cause. What is not very nice is that people still hitting out that its a big drama and how its a waste of energy etc … Well, while everyone is entitled to their opinion it makes you wonder if the “noise makers” are living a true sustainable lifestyle or simply don’t have enough friends and need the attention.
I congratulate WWF globally and WWF-Malaysia locally for their hard work in making Earth Hour as big as it is. It’s no easy feat, i know that for sure. Earth Hour is not the solution but it is a powerful tool that makes us all aware that we need to do something and the organization that started the campaign are well aware of this and keep reiterating that it’s the start so that we can “live green”
Happy Earth Hour 2012 everyone, i hope everyone educates just one other person and we take part and support this movement. After all it is one that is extremely important and can help our planet!
Going green is a cliché with more and more companies jumping on the bandwagon but how many are really taking it seriously. A truly green company looks at all aspects of the matter while keep sustainability in mind.
McDonald’s , its impressive of what they have done and hope more and more start practising/documenting they work and have a plan which they diligently follow thru. For me its key that the big players set the precedence and the rest will follow.
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This one is horrible, sad, cruel .. and its ironic that it’s happening in the country where cows are worshipped. I’m glad that organizations like Peta are exposing such acts and bringing it to the knowledge of the world. This has got to stop. Hopefully it’s not happening here in our country and other countries.
If you do know of such things, please inform the authorities!
PETA India’s recent undercover investigation of several dairy farms revealed shocking cruelty to cows and buffaloes. Tabelas – animal factories with no provisions for health care or animal welfare – are steadily replacing small family farms.
Buffaloes in Delhi’s main dairy facility stand knee-deep in foul-smelling excrement, suffering from skin infections, foot disease and other illnesses.
Garbage is piled up everywhere. Drainage, electricity and designated waste disposal sites are lacking.
In Mumbai, calves are tightly tethered on short ropes in order to prevent them from reaching their mothers, but in their struggle to get free, they often become entangled in the ropes and strangle themselves. One dairy owner reported that half the calves die shortly after birth.
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Heard this one on BFM yesterday about Water Demand Management in Malaysia and boy it was a very interesting talk. Here are some staggering stats that we all have a part to play
- A conventional toilet uses between 9 and more liters of water , a water saving toilet would use half or less of that.
- A conventional shower head uses 13 liters a MINUTE which means 5-10 minute shower you would have used about 130 liters of water.Water efficient shower head uses 5 liters a minute