This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – 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, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

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.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

Untuk teman teman & keluarga di Indonesia [ For my Indonesian friends and family] :

EARTH HOUR INDONESIA : Pilih Bumi Selamat !

Tahun ini, untuk pertama kalinya Earth Hour dilakukan di Indonesia, di mana Jakarta dipilih menjadi kota pertama tempat penyelenggaraannya.

Pada Sabtu, 28 Maret 2009, tepat pukul 20.30, masyarakat Jakarta akan menyaksikan dan menjadi bagian dari aksi global dalam memadamkan lampu selama 1 jam.

Dan pada saat yang bersamaan, lampu-lampu di bangunan bersejarah seperti Monumen Nasional (Monas) serta di beberapa ciri khas kota Jakarta lainnya, seperti Patung Pemuda, Jembatan Semanggi, Bundaran HI, Air Mancur Arjuna Wiwaha dan tak terkecuali kantor gubernur balaikota akan dipadamkan.

Memadamkan lampu di DKI Jakarta 1 jam, sama dengan:

300MW (cukup untuk mengistirahatkan 1 pembangkit listrik dan menyalakan 900 desa)
Mengurangi beban biaya listrik Jakarta sekitar Rp 200 juta
Mengurangi emisi sekitar 284 ton CO2
Menyelamatkan lebih dari 284 pohon
Menghasilkan O2 untuk lebih dari 568 orang

Selamat mendukung Earth Hour Indonesia !

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jaime said…
Dear myoce,

What a thoughtful post. Thank you for bringing me to the focus of this very meaningful action. I asked my 13 year old son to read your post and research more about Earth Hour. It's important for me to also see beyond my emotional obsession for BYJ and devote what we can for these worthy causes. Thanks for this post !

love ... jaime
myoce said…
Dear Jaime,

At the designated time my 14 year old daughter went all over the house turning things off. She and her friends reminded each other by SMS to do it.

Some people think it's not much... but I think we have to start somewhere...

About emotional obsessions, ha ha ha...we've got it bad, haven't we? Maybe more for me, since I've added another /other obsession/s.

Now I'm also a bit obsessed by KHJ and Hwangbo you will see in my next post
[Oh, bb !!'s your fault !!!! but I love it^^]

Dearest Jaime, please take care and thank you for reading this post !

Love, myoce

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