Thursday, March 26, 2009

LIGHTS OUT! Saturday, 8:30PM

Remember when civic activism was all the rage? Anti-war rallies in the 60s, women's rights marches in the 70s, pro-choice gatherings in the 80s--those were the days, right? If you think we've all been a bit too passive and quiet lately, Saturday, March 28 is your chance to make a difference in the world. EARTH HOUR is an international event that started with one city, Sydney, Ausralia, in 2007. Since then it has become a worldwide statement about global warming. Do something positive for the fight against global warming by turning your lights out for one hour on Saturday at 8:30 PM. Watch this:

The organizers have this to say about this year's effort:

"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."

Click here to find out more.

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