Cindy & Kyra

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Earth Hour - Malaysia is in the list!


Well, 4 more days to go before we have the global event of Earth Hour 2009, 28th March 2009, 8.30-9.30p.m. Proud thing is Malaysia is officially listed among the participating countries this year.

It will definitely be an amazing experience to see those important landmarks and buildings go dark in the city.Imagine some of the shopping malls, hotels, restaurants,KLCC, KL Tower, Penang Bridge will switch the lights off for that particular meaningful hour, can't wait to see "the scene".

For those who are interested in participating~Vote Earth by switching off the lights, here are some suggestions that you can do during Earth Hour:-

10 Things To Do During Earth Hour
1. Gather family & friends for a night picnic
2. Dine in one of the many Earth Hour participating restaurants by candlelight
3. Organise a family night playing board games
4. Throw an Earth Hour street party with your neighbours
5. Arrange a house party lit by torches
6. Take the dog for a night walk
7. Hand write a letter to loved one by lantern
8. Sit in the dark and share stories
9. Read a book using a book light.
10. Share a romantic night in with your loved one.

Still can't decide whether to vote or not? Watch this commercial, it sure motivates you to do so!


7 comments:

CareforNature said...

Thanks for promoting Earth Hour! Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Commit21.com. Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages social media to influence networks of friends, family, and co-workers. Check it out at http://www.commit21.com/

kennhyn said...

come read our post on 10 things you should do on earth hour this thursday... cheers!

Elizabeth Barrette said...

I'm planning to participate in Earth Hour too. I found it on Bloggers Unite.

Anonymous said...

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/3/25/focus/3535498&sec=focus
Earth Hour is a mere publicity stunt

I READ with amazement and irony the efforts of WWF Malaysia to latch on to the Earth Hour event and all the celebrities, media and corporations that have come up in support.

It is amazing that people are so easily taken in by a mere publicity stunt that fails at the very essence. Turning off our lights for one hour on one designated day of the year to save our planet surely is a PR event at best.

It shames the thousands of devoted people, government bodies, scientists and environmentalists that have for years been working on finding real solutions to address this global concern. Malaysians should see past this gimmick by international NGOs and start changing their lifestyles. Surely we can be more proactive and not be fed by an agenda of international bodies.

Why don’t we implement power conservation programmes, ride public transport on certain days in a month, car pool, etc?

It is also ironic that the organiser, WWF Malaysia, up until very recently, did not even have a climate change programme to begin with when all others (even local groups and individuals) have been persistent in their pleas for Malaysians to take action.

Remember, our leaders signed the Kyoto Protocol and there has been concerted movement towards reaching solutions. Please let us all be enlightened and move away from celebrations and gimmicks.

MARCUS,
Petaling Jaya.

gagaukon said...

the video from youtube got me goosebump!

Wenny said...

Hey Cindy! Thanks for the ideas to keep us occupied during Earth Hour.

kenwooi.com said...

i vote earth! =)

i wrote 5 things to do during the hour of darkness.. check it out.. cheers! =D