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Earth Hour - Saturday 26th march 2011 - [Event Finished]

posted 7 Jun 2011, 14:46 by A Clarke   [ updated 12 Jun 2011, 16:38 ]

Earth Hour ~ Saturday 26th March 2011

People throughout Ireland will take part in Earth Hour 2011 by switching off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 26th March. Will YOU play your part too?

Earth Hour shows the world that a solution to the world’s environmental challenges is possible if we work on them together. Our actions add up to a big impact!

Earth Hour is a global grass-roots movement encouraging individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take positive actions for the environment, and celebrating their commitment to the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

Earth Hour 2011 aims to show the actions that people, businesses and governments world-wide are taking to reduce their environmental impact. Thereby establishing and encouraging others to join an interconnected global community engaged in dialogue and resource sharing that generates real solutions to environmental challenges.

The highlight of Earth Hour 2011 will see the world’s most iconic landmarks go dark for one designated hour, as hundreds of millions of people transcend race, religion, culture, society, generation and geography, switching off their lights in a global celebration of their commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet.

Earth Hour is about everyone taking personal accountability for their impact on the planet and making behavioural changes to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle.

Taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights. By switching off your lights for Earth Hour you are acknowledging and celebrating your commitment to do something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour.

Earth Hour only asks that you turn off non-essential lighting. This does not mean you have to turn off your refrigerator, but we do encourage you to be part of this global action by switching off your lights, as well as making a commitment to go beyond the hour with a long-term behavioural change.

See www.earthhour.org.

'The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,

 The world, and all who live in it’

~ Psalm 24 v 1