Earth Hour 2007 was a Sydney, event to fight by saving energy and raising awareness. On March 29, 2008, Earth Hour goes global.

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Just a few days left before Earth Hour—March 29, 2008. 8-9pm. Between
now and then send a reminder to your blogosphere connections to
participate. You can continue to remind people about conserving energy
for the rest of the year too! Here’s how…

Forward this information or create an original. (The image in this post
is a photo taken from one of the many posters, billboards in Chicago.)

 

Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Turn down the heat. Don’t
waste fuel by idling your car. These and more tips to save energy and
help the are second nature to most people by now. Yet many still wonder: I’m just one person. What can I do to fight ? Earth Hour began with this very question.

Sydney said, “On March 31, 2007, 2.2 million people and 2,100
businesses turned off their lights for one hour,” the Earth Hour
website proudly proclaims. This marked a reported decrease of 10.2% in
Sydney’s energy use in that hour, “…the equivalent of taking 48,000
cars off the road for a year.”

The movement grew
is big news, and a project as big as Earth Hour quickly drew attention.

People from anywhere in the world are encouraged to sign up, and
specific activities and groups will be organized to “ring in” Earth
Hour from 8:00-9:00 p.m. in most major cities on March 29 including:

* Adelaide
* Atlanta
* Bangkok
* Brisbane
* Canberra
* Chicago
* Christchurch
* Copenhagen
* Dublin

* Manila
* Melbourne
* Montreal
* Odense
* Ottawa
* Perth
* Phoenix
* San Francisco
* Suva
* Sydney
* Tel Aviv
* Toronto
* Vancouver

Check the website for time and details in your city on earthhour.org

Other objectives
The Earth Hour organizers recognize that one hour annually is “a symbol” rather than an action that will end .
Their extended goals include educating the public about simple steps
that can reduce energy consumption and climate change, and taking part
in a year-long initiative.

Zero footprint one minute calculator
For your own personal calculator see zerofootprint

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    • Hi Mrs C,The photos of the aianmls are great. Holland is going well in the soccer and they won against Italy last week so all the streets here are covered in orange flags and streamers and Dutch flags. Everyone is even eating orange food such as orange cheese, juice, marshmallows M&Ms and heaps more. Its a bit crazy really.From Mrs C: Sounds great Cointha as you know, Holland is my second favorite country after Australia! So, where are you and what are you up to now?

    • Hi Mrs.C oh fearless laeder, I really like this slide show it looks great! Are these the photos you took at that sanctuary you went to? Maybe we could do a slide like this or that paper estimation activity, we could a take photo of each of us holding up our estimations then put them in a slide!From Mrs C: great ideas Freya. I thought we could get you guys to do a VoiceThread on the sanctuary pictures (yes, they’re the ones I took there) where you tell information about each animal. Sharing our paper estimations is a good idea too more interesting than the video?

  1. we recently saw them in our zoo in chicago. we get excited when we see beavers or otters in the water. this animal would be really exciting to see!

    • Hey Mrs CPina here i love animals and this slide show is great I wnedor how exiting it was for u?From Mrs C: Hi Pina. I love looking at animals the zoo is one of my favorite places. It was exciting seeing all the animals up close at the Healesville Sanctuary. I really enjoyed looking at the platypus too, but it was dark in that exhibit so my photos didn’t come out well.

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