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Earth Hour 2012

By Liz

Happy weekend everyone!  Just a reminder that this Saturday March 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm is Earth Hour.  This is one hour of the year where the World Wildlife Foundation asks the world to turn off the lights as a message for action against climate change.

What can you do in this hour you ask? Have a romantic candlelight dinner.  Play board games by a fire.  Get some instruments out and have a sing-a-long.  The possibilities are endless and can be quite fun!  Even the Lorax is involved and will be turning his mustache green for the hour! (The Lorax is a great film introducing environmental issues to kids, I recommend it highly even for the adults!)

Want more ideas of what you can do?  Or how else you can get involved?  Go to the Earth Hour website or their youtube channel.

Last year 5,200 cities and 135 countries participated, will you?

 

Links:

http://www.earthhour.org/

http://www.youtube.com/user/earthhour/featured

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National Sweater Day Flash Mob 2012

By Liz

Remember how I was tell you about the National Sweater Day Flash Mob? Well here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMcejhHLk7A&feature=related

You can watch another awesome environmental flash mob here.  

So remember on February 9, 2012 turn down your thermostat by 3 degrees and wear a sweater! Help the Earth!

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Earth Hour 2011 – The Photos

By Liz

Last Saturday (March 26th) was Earth Hour, where around the world people turned off their lights.  I ended up meeting new friends here in the UK and we had a couple of drinks by candlelight.  I noticed too that all of the buildings around us participated as well!

I came across this link from WWF which shows pictures from Earth Hour around the world.  Juts click on the photos and see the lights turn off! Pretty impressive!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/03/earth_hour_2011.html

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Earth Hour 2011

by Liz

Today is the day where over 120 participating countries goes dark for one hour.  At 8:30pm tonight the Eiffle Tower will go dark, Buckingham Palace, LAX, CN Tower, Manchester United Stadium, Empire State Building, Parliament Hill, Golden Gate Bridge, and so many more iconic buildings around the world will turn off non-essential lights and electricity for one hour.

Now what can you do?  Wherever you are in the world, turn off the lights and appliances from 8:30 to 9:30 pm tonight, March 26, 2011.  Since moving to a new city I don’t have too many friends yet and a small place, but if I did I would have a party held by candlelight!  Wherever I will end up I will be in the dark.  Others are going to a candlelight yoga class.  Some are going to their city’s planned Earth Hour events.  Whatever you do make sure it is in the dark!  Earth Hour spreads awareness of climate change.  It began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 by the World Wildlife Foundation and reaches 1.3 billion.  We have the power to spread awareness!

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TODAY is National Sweater Day!!

by Liz

Today is the day.  Turn down your thermostat by 3 degrees and put on a sweater.  Today is National Sweater Day.  Check out more information from our other post: http://wp.me/p1gecu-1U.

These are pictures of my sister and I participating using the Loblaws/Superstore advertising.

This is me.

This is my sister Jen.

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National Sweater Day

By Liz

The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has created a National Sweater Day on February 17, 2011.  What does that mean? Well it means turn your thermostat down 3 degrees and put on a sweater! They also give some great ideas for parties, like maybe an ugly sweater party?  I know I am a fan of those as I participate in an ugly Christmas sweater party every year.

But why do this? According to the WWF Canadians biggest ecological footprint is due to transportation, electricity and heating.  If we turn down our thermostats by 3 dregrees in the winter we could save 2.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide per year which is like taking 350,000 cars off the road! (http://wwf.ca/takeaction/sweater_day/why_participate/)  That is a huge deal.  Also it will save you money! Especially with the smart meters being installed.

So on February 17, 2011 turn down the heat and wear a sweater! Spread the word too! (Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149283475125509) And if you feel so inclined, turn it down everyday! Especially since spring is coming!

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