I don't know why but I'm SUPER DUPER excited about this year's earth hour. For those who doesn't know, earth hour first started in Sydney in 2007.. how do i know this? coz im a nature lover.. naaah.. a friend of mine posted about it on friendster ( yes. long2 time ago) . Anyway.. initially i invited many of my friends so that we can have a get-together-nite but most of them couldnt make it. Just my closest friend, kharima, along with her sister nadira and of course mr. hubby.
Kami yg gumbira
When we arrived at the scene its already jam packed with mostly youth. I would say most of them are college students, or those who just got their spm results.. hehe..But the mascots are sssooooo CUTE! I only got the picture of WWF's panda here.. The lion mascot keep running around. we lost track of him. or her. We got free CDs on saving the environment and also to wrote down messages on the huge billboard to show our pledges on earth hour. Sadly to say, some of the messages was written down folly.
Some of the random pledges on the wall of fame.
Go Green Come Blue?? Hmm..
Kitaorg pun nak jugaks..meninggalkan kesan. hihs
We were given out also free candles to mark this significant hour by lighting them. Though i doubt by lighting a candle would actually help us reduce the CO2 emission but here are some comments that i find interesting:
"Just think about it - if heating up an element is an inefficient way to produce light, then just how much more inefficient must be burning wax vapour in the open air? Think how little light in produced by a candle, and how much energy needs to go into creating and transporting it (think how heavy candles are). Candles produce huge amounts of soot, relatively speaking"
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We were hosted by the Red FM 104.9 crews. At 8.30pm sharp the most of the lights in sunway was switched off. I just thought it could be better if the street lights on the major road were off too ; well maybe not all of them but 30% of them? to mark the government support in the earth hour.Overall the performance prepared was Okay. There was this wayang kulit show by cutest kids (i cant remember from where. should have wrote that down.. tapi tak boleh sebab gelap! haha) that delivered really good messages. Dance performances by the WWF volunteers and also an eco-band jamming concert (note that they used kuali, rubbish bin..coke cans, glass bottles etc as the musical instruments)! Some have good messages in it and some was just purely entertainment. I just think that it could be better. I leave you with some of the videos and photos I took for you to be the judges.
We went back with a free CD, key chain and new awareness in our mind. To keep the earth as green as possible for our future 50 years young in 2036..
Mr. Hubby and I also made some changes in our daily routine to prolong this earth hour so this wont be just an hour effort.
- We will switch off the air conditioner in the living room at 10.30 every night. even though we are watching TV at the time.. Just use the 13th floor natural air-conditioner. hehs
- We started using eco-products for our household cleaning products : i.e washing liquid, fabric softener, detergent, insect repellent (no more ridsect ! yay!) and many more. Our local supermarkets brand actually do more harm than good to us and also the environment. scary stuff!
- Use recycle papers to print on or scribble on
Walk to workWalk More
- Plant more trees in our home. or should i say cactus? hehe
For more info on Earth Hour, go to the official website : http://earthhour.org
-Together our ACTION ADD UP-