Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Support Earth Hour, Do You?

I am growing old every day, so do everyone else but then the world around me changing very fast, or even faster than I can imagine. I have learned it and experienced it in my life maybe on more than one occasion that the big will not beat the small any more; it’s the small that become the big. So what is that stopping you to fight the big challenges and distracting you to take the first small step out from your life?

Not to forget a small initiative can do great things for us. It’s never been one challenging task to understand we wish to see the life even after us, save the earth and save the future. Soon you will learn again, it’s that fast beating the slow. So all you need to do, stretch your legs, open your arms and free your mind to join, which would very well mark a new beginning for this never ending life.

What is earth hour?
Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund) that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change. Last year more than 50 million people took part and in 2009, the aim is to reach more than 1 billion people in 1,000 cities around the world.

Show your support:
Join the millions around the globe by switching off the lights at your home at 8:30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, March 28, for an hour.

By working together, each of us can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change and save our planet, for future generations.

Click the below links to learn more about earthhour:
Earth Hour World Site, Earth hour India Site


GMG said...

Hi Alok! Sorry for the absence! It has been hard to get some free time... ;)
It's an interesting initiative, though I think we need everyday concern rather than once a year... Anyhow, it definitely draws the attention to the problem!!

Now, «The Masterpiece» waits you and your comments at Blogtrotter. You shouldn’t miss it, believe me... ;). Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Cuckoo said...

Yes, we did !! One hour of darkness which will go miles to achieve what we want.

I hope we continue to learn something from this instead of making it a single occurrence.

alok said...

GMG, thanks for sharing you thoughts. Yes! "we need everyday concern rather than once a year" but then its just a symbolic initiative and we should practice it every day or whenever/wherever possible.

I am off to your blog :), you too have a wonderful weekend.

alok said...

Cuckoo, Thank you! and I too hope for the same.

~vagabond~ said...

I cheated a little bit. Turned all the lights out, but left the TV on. :P

Final_Transit said...

hehe, I am surprised how popular this 'western' concept is getting. This holiday is for energy guzzling countries who gobble up energy multiple times than we do in India. They need to save energy, we already do!

In India most of us celebrate many Earth Hours each day, all thru the year, because we simply don't have that much electricity. ;-)

cheers, Priyank

alok said...

vagabond, :D but then you can follow still follow it, right?

alok said...

final_transit (Priyank), we are living in a small world and I don’t know what's that western thing you are pointing and whether it is making any difference for this cause?

But I surely know there is one difference when somebody is “forced to do” something and that someone is “voluntarily doing” it.