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!