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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Earth Hour

Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is focusing on global attention in addressing the issue of climate change . Earth Hour hopes to provide a global mandate for action on climate change to the world’s leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December this year, where an agreement will be made to supersede the Kyoto Protocol.

How to support the Earth Hour?

By switching off your lights for one hour on 28 Mar 2009 ( Saturday) from 8.30pm to 9.30pm .

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.

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.

So let’s think what are the activities that we shall generate during 1 hour blackout. 

Sazzy Falak the ambassador of Malaysia Earth Hour threw some idea during her promotion of Earth Hour in on of TV show. She suggested us to be CREATIVE in the 1 hour blackout. Is not you totally off all the electricity supply in your house. Be reasonable and try to minimize the usage of it. So you might switch off all the lights/water heater/pc/aircond except fans/fridge/etc. What other consumer appliance in house that have to be ON or u can’t live without it ?

She also suggested having a candle light dinner in house or to restaurant that support Earth Hour.

Good suggestion but for me ( and mommies? ) who having an active children, the dinner might turn up as chaotic when the kids trying to play with the candle/ fire, or blow it off .Hehe.I just think so..

Since we are supporting the earth hour, my opinion, w shouldn’t go to place that do not support the campaign that night , just for the sake to off our lights but enjoy the lights at people place. Intangible we also contributing to global warming. So far I am not sure how many company/ bodies that support and will join the campaign. May refer to website for update . But just imagine if most of mall and favorite public place with no lights, what the people will do?

My proposal ( I’m still thinking whether this can be work out or not because never experience blackout with Shukrina around ), of course lighting candle around the house but make sure place it far/high away from my daughter’s reach . but with the fans on ..tak terpadamkah lilin ku itu ?
1. No tv to watch news kan..so on lappy ( battery mode-aci tak ?)
2. Enjoy candle light dinner
3. Reading under the candle’s light ?
4. Go to night market ( but the hawker ‘s light is on??? )
5. Sleep ( is too early , I don’t think so. Even my daughter’s eye is still sparkling this time )
6. Play hide and seek..hahah.Am afraid my daughter end up crying looking for me in the dark !
7. Play bunga api..( ade ke skg ? )
8. Last , continue daily routine-lipat baju , kemas rumah ,spend time with daughter ( bertemankan cahaya lilin)
9. ape lagi...?

My friend who read this. can help to suggest ? Preferable activity at home as night is inappropriate time for my daughter to be away from home

Let’s vote for Earth Hour on 28 Mar 8.30pm. Do sign up and vote in their website too

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precious innocent said...

tang main bunga api tu best, tp takut lak kene tangkap dgn pak polisi.. hehe...

i pun still dok pikiaq lg, nak buat apa during that time... nak lepak luar, takut nyamuk.. huhu

mayb u leh p gurney drive, hopefully time tu ada la ship yg dock.. so leh tgk lampu kapal...

-mama emma-

Dayah said...

p gurney drive..good idea tapi angin malam, angin laut lak tu...takut anak sakit le kang...

Hanz said...

1 hour can't do much Dayah. Better stay inside coz bukan apa takut criminals ambik kesempatan pulak gelap2 nanti, kan? My suggestion..pasang lilin & buat storytelling ngan bayang2...

precious innocent said...

hanz: best gak idea story telling tu.. tp takut lak anak i ajak tido.. hehe

-mama emma-

Mummy HnH@arnie said...

saya pon dah daftar... =)

rasanya nak main2 dgn anak dlm rumah, bertemankan cahaya lilin laa...

BTW, jln2 kat gurney drive pon best... saya terbayang2 kesedapan pasembor kat gurney drive itu hari... slrppp! :p

Dayah said...

mai la ronda Penang lagi..