Let There Be No Light

… for one hour on March 28, 2009, 8:30pm local time.

The Earth Hour 2009 is happening at the end of this month. 1,529 cities and towns in over 80 countries in the world have already committed to VOTE EARTH for Earth Hour 2009 as part of the global campaign against Global Warming. Guess which country hasn’t committed to this cause… yet? Uhuh, Saudi Arabia (among many others)! Whatever the reason why KSA hasn’t signed up for it (er, because they supply the world’s “energy and fuel” yannow?!), we can’t make this an excuse not to take part in Earth Hour. This is not about which country you’re from or living in, this is about which planet you’re from.

Voting for the earth is simple. Come 8:30pm of March 29, 2009, a Saturday, turn off your lights in your houses. Stay put in the dark for one hour and voila! You’ve voted for the Earth! Leaving your lights on means you’ve voted for global warming.

Can you imagine the whole of Riyadh shutting down electricity for one whole hour (especially those lights in the city landscapes pointing to the sky, which are like… what for?!)? If that’ll happen, I think it’s cool to watch it from an airplane. The grid of lights that is Riyadh suddenly shuts down and turns into darkness for one hour! (Okay, maybe it’ll get messy in the streets, so let’s not imagine.)

“We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.”


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  1. Thanks for promoting Earth Hour! Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Commit21.com. Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages

  2. Hi Sundrenched, Count me in! My place will be totally dark come Earth Hour 2009!<BR/><BR/>Well, I’ll concoct something for that one hour darkness!

  3. Saudi will never join, I guess. Subukan nilang mawalan ng kuryente for 1 hour and they will lose billions!<BR/><BR/>But this I promise you, my room will be electrically unlit on Saturday at 8:30pm, except siguro sa isang kandali. I will unplug everything. Okay un kandila db? Tamang-tama, itataon ko ng mag-meditate.

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