Earth Hour 2009 : Switch Off Lights For An Hour

We are the Earth and the Earth is us ... a shift in global human consciousness is emergent and is enveloping the entire planet now. Earth Hour is one of the many synchronistic world events organized to create conscious awareness of Global Warming and Earth Changes worldwide. Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than 1 billion people in 2000 cities around the world, inviting communities, business and governments to switch off lights for 1 hour and send a global message that we need to take action on climate change. 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 is 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.

In 2009, India joins Earth Hour for the first time. New Delhi and Mumbai are among 825 cities across 80 countries and territories that have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009. This number is growing everyday.

Noted film actor and icon Aamir Khan will be leading the campaign in India. Many companies such as Google, Infosys, HP, HSBC and Wipro are also supporting the campaign. WWF-India Secretary General and CEO Ravi Singh says: “Earth Hour is a step in the world's efforts to combat the threat of Climate Change and it holds tremendous potential to influence sound policy and people's participation on the issue. Earth Hour is an unprecedented communication initiative to make people understand what they must”.

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.

People from 825 cities across 80 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

Richard Branson, Nelly Furtado, Cate Blanchett, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachhan, Sachin Tendulkar and several other prominent individuals have extended their support for the campaign and urged citizens to turn off their lights. Noble peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and UN secretary General Ban Ki Moon have also supported this campaign and have appealed global citizens to sign up.

So far over 2000 cities from 85 countries will be participating in this campaign.

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

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.

“Climate Change is undoubtedly and regrettably, the biggest immediate long-term environmental challenge we face. A failure to come to sound policy outcomes on climate change will not only have a negative environmental impact but also social and economic consequences for all of us. Stand up and join us in the fight against climate change. Support Earth Hour.” - Aamir Khan, Noted Bollywood Actor & Filmmaker “Climate change is a very important issue facing us today. We are all in a position to make a contribution to help change our planets future. Earth Hour is a great opportunity to make this contribution whether it is turning off lights or a candle lit vigil with our friends. I encourage all of you to join me in supporting Earth Hour.” - Sachin Tendulkar, World Famous Indian Cricketer To invite your friend click here ... be a part of this collective consciousness awakening as the Earth is us and we are the Earth ! How you feel and what you think affects the entire Cosmos ... Darkness is simply an illusion of no light ... be the light !
((( Love & Light )))
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