Sunday, April 05, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

The Earth Hour was first observed at Sydney in 2007. After two years it received an immense response with more than 80 countries participating for the 60 minute lights-off campaign on 28th March, 2009 (2030-2130 hrs). It was good to know the huge enthusiasm shown by people from around the world. 
The message by this year's campaign was to Vote Earth so that the governments across the world would address global warming effectively at the Dec 2009 Copenhagen climate conference. It surely was a successful attempt in creating awareness among the mass public and millions voted for the earth.  
This link has a wonderful collection of the pics around the world. And ofcourse the official earth hour website 

Thanks to Ragam most of the rooms at our hostels were dark and we did contribute. However the extensive lignthing during the fest would have had a negative effect! 

 I had plans to observe a similar event in the 3rd year under the IEEE Students' Branch banner but the other activities kept me too busy. 

Sorry for a week's delay in posting :P


Hari Vishnu said...

lol, yes.. u were a week too late :).. and sure, ragam wudve been more of an unearthly hour in terms of power consumption.. but then again, earth hour is not about saving power for that one hour, but rather about showing your support or spreading awareness about power saving amongst others..

Harshad said...

it sure does create awareness among the general masses... let's hope next time NITC also contributes in creating an awareness