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!
Have you ever wondered what happens to your email when you hit the send button? The below video shows a preview of your email journey from the time you hit send. This is the Gmail perspective of course! What is really cool is the steps that Google has taken to minimize their environmental impact. Its well thought off and its a very good effort in my view.
I would love to see how other companies around the world are taking that very important step to run their businesses to not only to provide great value but also to have minimal environmental impact, now that’s a sustainable model!
It should matter to us and i know i would support a sustainable brand or product against one that isn’t.
Follow an email on its journey to see what happens when you send a message. Along the way, find out how we minimize our impact on the environment.
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!
Imagine not having water for a day, imagine getting up in the morning and ready to go to work to discover that there isnt water, frustrating isn’t it? Now imagine this problem, multiplied by a MILLION. You had to travel miles for clean water, or paid a premium water.
Charity : Water was establish to help solve this problem by providing clean drinking water to places around the world where people, like you and me had to struggle to just get water. Charity Water is barely 5 years old but has made impacts many lives of those who dont get water, they have dont spectacularly well in this by raising funds and effectively using the money to solve this problem.
Its their 5th year anniversary and they have come up with this VERY POWERFUL video calling for help for them to achive this goal of solving the water problem.
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So while many parts of the world countries have different weather season’s, in Malaysia we have the Haze as part of our weather calendar. It comes a few times a year and in different intensities. We right now are experiencing some massive haze due to as usual, fire’s from Sumatera.
The haze that envelops the Klang Valley, the northern states in the peninsula, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan is caused by trans-border smoke pollution from the fires in Sumatra, Indonesia.
According to the Department of Environment , 22 stations with 44 per cent good API readings and 28 stations with 56 per cent moderate air quality readings. The reading is considered unhealthy when it goes above 100.
Its becoming a bit of a pain in my opinion that it’s happening in loops now and nothing is being done to stop this for happening. I sure hope the governments are looking into the matter, while there are massive environmental issues, there are massive health issues as well!
I sure can’t stand the haze season!