Who can confidently say they turned off the lights for Earth Hour? Just imagine all that power that was saved.
Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March. This Earth Hour, go beyond the hour with a commitment to a positive action for the planet and celebrate that commitment with the people of the world by switching off your lights for Earth Hour 2011.
From its inception as a single-city initiative – Sydney, Australia – in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate a commitment to the one thing that unites us all – the planet.
In Mexico City, a candlelit event was held at the Monument to the Revolution, as the lights were switched off along with other monuments in the Mexican capital.
What did some of the other countries do to celebrate Earth Hour?
Try some of these actions to slow down Climate Change!
- Have 4 minute showers
- Take reusable bags shopping
- Switch off appliances at the power point when they are not in use
- Recycle everything you can
- Buy products with less packaging.
Try some of these things to slow down Climate Change!
GREENHOUSE GAMES > This year from October 11th to December 12th our school is competing in the 2010 Greenhouse Games Challenge. Every family has received a brochure explaining the Challenge. All you have to do is go to www.greenhousegames.vic.gov.au [Greenhouse Games website] and register your family as part of the Mildura West Team. Then plan your mission against climate change. Start small and then do some bigger things. This is to be completed weekly. Keep track of your points and post them on the website. There are prizes for the school if our school is the most energy efficient we will win $2000.00 and a Greenhouse Games trophy. It’s fun. It saves energy and saves money for families on their energy and water bills. The winning households will win a Bunnings voucher worth $200.00. Good luck!
There are many small things we can all do to slow down climate change. The actions we can take are:
1. Buy energy saving appliances
2. Use car pooling wnenever you can. One less car on the road is a good thing!
3. Grow native plants in your garden.
4. Use water wisely.