Let’s Join Hands to Raise Awareness this Earth Hour 2012!
Horrifying Tsunami, devastating floods, melting of ice caps, extreme temperature hikes, deforestation and suddenly landslides are among the terrifying effects the human race has experienced in the past recent years. While some of the effects of ‘man-made catastrophes’ are reversible, many have left permanent damage to mother earth.
On the last Saturdays of March in both 2009 and 2010, the entire Exabytes HQ went ‘lightless’, in an effort to participate in the yearly Earth Hour organized by WWF, World Wide Fund for Nature aka World Wildlife Fund. All non-essential lights in Exabytes’ office were turned off for one hour to raise the awareness of the public towards the urgency to take immediate action on climate change.
Many would question, “Would turning off the lights for one hour make a significant impact on the environment?” The answer is a resounding YES!
Education on environment conservation, raising awareness and spreading the word are the most effective ways to conserve the environment! For example, many of us are still not aware that unplugging an electrical appliance that is left unused for over 36 hours can help save electricity. So if everyone knows about this, everyone would be able to save plenty of energy whenever they leave their houses for more than 36-hour trips. 🙂
So spread the word! Tell your friends about the upcoming Earth Hour today and let’s turn off the lights in your houses and business premises on this March 31, 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time to help save the environment!