Earth Hour is approaching and I am encouraging everyone to sign up to participate. “What is Earth Hour?” you may ask. According to the organizers, the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is “a global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change.”
March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm tens of millions of people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together once again to make a bold statement about their concern about climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change.
The City of Decatur has signed up to participate and will turn off lights on the MARTA Plaza as well as non-essential lighting in city buildings. You too can sign up as a school, organization, or individual by visiting www.earthhourUS.org. The site also has some fun activites for children, teachers and families. There is a Memory Game that helps children understand how they can make a difference, a Geo-Bee, and more. Also on the site are ways that families can learn to reduce their carbon footprint and increae energy efficiency at home and at school.
Let us know if you are going to participate by leaving a comment. Together we can all make a statement!