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March 26, 2009

Earth Day 2009!

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This Saturday, March 28th is your chance to show the world that you want to take action against global warming.

2,848 cities, towns, and municipalities in 84 countries have already committed to VOTE EARTH for Earth Hour 2009, as part of the world’s first global election between Earth and global warming.

It’s easy and painless—for one hour between 8:30PM and 9:30PM wherever you are in the world, turn off all the lights in your house. I suppose you should turn off your TV too, but then you’ll be sitting in the dark with nothing to do!! ;-)

From the Vote Earth 2009 web site…

THIS YEAR, EARTH HOUR HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ELECTION, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race, and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote. Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

EARTH HOUR BEGAN IN SYDNEY IN 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008, the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House, and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

IN 2009, EARTH HOUR IS BEING TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

Go here to sign up and help save our Earth!!!

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3 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Bravo to you Kelly for bringing 'Vote Earth' to our attention. I am signing up & following through. No power for one yr. is a small price to pay to have our voice heard.
Many thanks
deb

Maria Killam said...

Hey we did this last year and since we have a view from where we live we were disappointed to see that there wasn't too many city lights off!!

Thanks for bring this to our attention!

Anonymous said...

I vote that you are a moron

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