Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. Based on an idea successfully executed in Thailand in 2005, it was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.
Currently, 82 countries and more than 2100 cities are 'committed to Earth Hour 2009', a huge increase from people participating in 35 countries for Earth Hour 2008. 1 billion 'votes' is the stated aim for Earth Hour 2009, in the context of the pivotal 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference. There is however doubt over the validity of this "vote" given that no account is given to those who choose to leave their lights on to express a counter opinion. Further, as this is essentially a "publicity stunt" the possibility is that "1 billion votes" will be claimed by the PR agencies involved no matter the true outcome
Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.
So ppl! do support yea.. i will be leaving penang go 2 Seremban for Cheng Beng on tis weekends.. of cuz.. my house lights will be turn off.. xDDD