Archive for March 31st, 2012
Further to my post regarding tonight’s Earth Hour I have now learned that Dutch astronaut André Kuipers will be monitoring the event from onboard the International Space Station, where he is currently living, in orbit some 240 miles (386 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. Big Brother is watching you! (LOL)
(Click HERE to see a full-size version of this photo. The large area of illumination to the left of the picture is Paris.)
All around the world, at 8.30 tonight, lights will be going out, as Planet Earth celebrates Earth Hour – an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Hundreds of millions of people will voluntarily be plunged into darkness for one hour, in a symbolic act of identifying with and saving the small and fragile planet that we all share. But in addition to this one-hour event, a ‘beyond the hour’ campaign is also under-way, where people are being encouraged to take a longer-term environmental action, such as using less electricity, recycling more, or changing to a more Earth-friendly diet. Personally, I’m going for the latter – I’m starting a juice diet today: raw energy, and weight-loss!
Here’s a short introductory video about Earth Hour:
and here’s the main official video:
Be a part of Earth Hour, tonight – and BEYOND – and help change the planet!