Friday, February 20, 2009
Get Ready for Earth Hour 2009
Picture by Aussiegal on Flickr.
Earth Hour first started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and is quickly becoming a worldwide event and precursor to Earth Day. The cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco are all participating in the Earth Hour event this year, as well as international sites like Russia, Poland, Turkey, Singapore, South Africa, Brazil, India, United Kingdom and France, as well as many others.
Created by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth hour aims to raise awareness on taking action to do something about climate change. This year, Earth Hour will be Saturday, March 28 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.
Earth Hour is a great way to get kids involved in thinking more green. In actuality, they love it! Turning off the lights for an hour is a fun way to get your kids excited and to show them how people lived before the day and age of electricity. Hard to imagine, but there was once such a day.
This week, this post will be followed up with some ideas on what you can do this Earth Hour to make it fun and more worthwhile for you and your family.