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Posted on: Mar 26, '10


 ALERT CALL ON EARTH HOUR-2010-27.03.2010

Last year when I gave the alert call on EARTH HOUR on 28.03.2009 to participate in the switch off it was overwhelmingly viewed in fropper. Some earth-conscious friends  circulated it amongst their friends to give it wide publicity a fact i have to acknowledge even though some of them have slipped out of my friends circle.. This year the EARTH HOUR is slated for March 27 th 2010

   To refresh your memory and alert those who are coming across this for the first time here is a brief.
              


On this day the international community for environment is asking the households, business establishments, Government bodies, non-govermental organisations and all concerned to switch off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions. It is for one hour between 8 to 9 P.M. This event is promoted by World Wide Fund for Nature Australia an environmental lobbying group and Sydney Morning Herald.The first-ever earth hour was held in Sydney on March 31st, 2007 between 7.30 to 8.30 P.M by switching off lights. The 2007 Earth Hour is estimated to have cut Sydney's electricty consumption by 2.1 to 10.2% with as many as 2.2 million enthusistic people participating. Seeing the benefits that accrued The second Earth Hour 2008 was planned as an international event with as many as 27 countries and several cities in these countries ,as on 27 th March, 2008 , participating in observing the day.

The details are available in the site www.earthhour.org.

For those who are not in the know about global warming , here is a brief.

The emissions of chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs) from refrigerators and air-conditioners and carbon di oxide gas emitted by automobiles, houehold and industrial fuel burning and electric bulbs, nitrous oxide(N2O) emiited during agricultual and industrial activities and methane(CH4) emitted during production and transportation of coal, natual gas and oil all known as green house gases produce green house effect. The light energy received from the Sun should be radiated back to space to avoid the Earth getting warmed. These green house gases while letting through the light in visible spectrum retain the invisible infra red rays leading to the warming of the Earth. 

It is high time, we as responsible citizens of the world, rise up to the occassion by whole-hearted participation in the event by switching off lights and non-essential electric appliances between 8.30 to 9.30  P.M. on March 27 th, 2010. I am going to observe the day in both letter and spirit

Let us all do it for the sake of our Mother Earth. Join me in the switch-off. Also kindly share this blog with all your friends.

Hopefully and Environmentally yours

Bharathselvan



Tags: dedicated to making the earth a livable place




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nice40jt said:
Thanks for sharing information.

April 09, '10


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rpksm said:
During Earth Hour we should swith off all light and fans etc.Minimise energy wastage,It is irony that I see Street Lights ON during day time,Lights in Public places are also ON During day time.... Sheer wastage of energy

April 02, '10


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lovedude_cbi said:
u may have shown concern; and friends and others followed; but the main thing is how the official apathy towards wastage of electricity is removed. We see the street light on at 5 pm when sun is still there and at 7 am when again the sun is over head.We ordinary people tend to shut the unwanted lights to save electricity bill, so earth hour or no earth hour, nothing matters.Educate these 'plundering officials' or timers shuold be installed in such a way that there is no wastage of electricity!

April 01, '10


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menon42CAP said:
VERY INFORMATIVE

March 31, '10


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friendship75 said:
nice information
thanks

March 31, '10


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KrishnaLibra said:
Very Informative. Keep it up!!!

March 31, '10


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ashokcool2001 said:
VERY NICE POST**

March 29, '10


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super45 said:
Thnx Latha for sharing this post will do close down
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How about that??

That will save quite a bit of energy

suresh



March 29, '10


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varsha4296 said:
thjamnks latha for sharing , n congrats to the original blogger for recapturing the whole story behind the earth hour..

March 28, '10


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govil2001 said:
:ilu eart hour is important for us

March 28, '10

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