Friday 25 March 2011
WWF's EARTH HOUR - MAKE, DO AND MEND... ON A GLOBAL SCALE
In 2010, 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Lights on famous buildings and landmarks, from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas, were switched off. People across the world. turned off their lights. I did my weekly shopping, which might be considered to be cheating.
Earth Hour is organised by WWF, one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. Its mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. The alternative is not a pleasant thought.
WWF hope as many people as possible will join them and mark the hour by turning out their lights. Parties, to celebrate doing this as part of a community, are an optional extra.
WHAT WILL YOU BE ABLE TO DO FOR EARTH HOUR?
I'll be reading Beth Revis' Across the Universe, by candlelight.