Ever heard about the Earth Hour? Vote Earth? Neither did i until recently whereby almost everyone is taking the pledge. Well, i believe not each and every one of us did practically recycle or do good to our Mother Nature.
Trust me, is you said you did, i'm afraid not totally everything you do and eat is 100% organic, recyclable, or simply GREEN! I admit, i'm not totally and "environmentalist" but i work at an environmental firm, do things like recycle and plant more greens, join the cleaning beach party and stuff like that...but i'm no "Green Goddess" (if i say i'm such environmentalist, i'll sound so POYO!)
So why not we support this pledge, what's the big-a-deal to switch off your lights for an hour? Tak mati laah! At least you'll save a sum of you electricity bill. Good idea, eh? Plus, there'll lots of things you could do "in the dark". Here's FIVE of my ideas.
1. catch up on your beauty sleep, i bet you hardly sleep early and with those panda bear eyes, now is the time to catch up but make sure to put on your eye patch/lotion/gel :)
2. candle light dinner, cook, prepare, take out some nice food and light up those romantic candles and savour with your loved ones.
3. self-spa, put on your facial mask (get yours at Face Shop, they're having a great offer!), put up the essential oil and get some nice relaxing moments.
4. long bath, i bet it's been ages since you used the bath tub, i'm one of them so now you can have those precious moments of long bath, light up those candles, pour some of those essential oils' bath salts or bubbles and dip in. Yummy to me :)
5. quality time with loved ones, haven't got the time to talk to your loved ones? catch up with them? now's the time!
I've also included details on the earth hour, don't be lazy to read it and if you're just so interested log on to http://www.voteearth2009.org/home/ for more details :)
Why Should WE Vote Earth and How?
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.