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Spend this Saturday in darkness.

Earth Hour: 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday, 27th March 2010.

The time of year has rolled around again for Earth Hour.

Basically Earth Hour involves turning all your lights off for one hour in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to create awareness of climate change.

The theme for this year is “Earth Hour, Every Hour” meaning we should all take steps to look after the environment ALL the time. Not just once a year for an hour.

Here’s some tips and suggestions on how you can reduce your carbon footprint!

* Switch the lights off (and any other electrical appliances you have running- such as fans, radios, televisions etc) as you leave a room. I’m sure your imaginary friends watching the tv’s in an otherwise empty room won’t mind.

* Turn the tap off while you’re brushing your teeth (or whilst shaving- for all male readers!)


* Have shorter showers. I know how amazing it is standing there under the steaming water whilst staring at nothing, but seriously. Maybe we should limit these long and pointless showers down to one a month. Or one a week, depending on how addicted you are.

* Walk, ride a bike or take public transport instead of driving when you’re able to. It’s more cost effective and walking/riding a bike is good for you as well as the environment!

* Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!

* Remind all your friends, neighbours and family about Earth Hour and how they can reduce their carbon footprint. Every little bit counts.

* Click ‘Attending’ on the Facebook Earth Hour event (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10150094514395092) and invite all your friends.

Even if you’re a climate change sceptic who should just shut the eff up, you might as well participate in this because you’ll save $$$$ on your electricity bill!

For more information go to the Earth Hour website

Earth Hour: 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday, 27th March 2010.

3 comments:

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Hahahahaha, great tips, Axe-y!

Will definitely be participating!

xoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I participated in this last year, but completely forgot about it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention again - I will definitely be taking part!! :)

the wild wolves said...

shit! i freaking missed it. i suck. i will do it now :)