Keith Rankin. In the early hours March the 19th a large, earth hour hot air balloon, could be seen floating above Sydney Harbour, reminding people, to switch off for the environment.
Earth Hour organisers anticipate, millions of people around Australia will turn off their lights for an hour on March 29 to raise awareness about global warming.
The 32-metre high balloon, shaped like an environmentally-friendly light-bulb, floated over Garden Island at 7.30am to help raise awareness about energy efficient lighting.
This year, Earth Hour will go international, with cities in the US, Thailand, Fiji, Canada and Israel committed to participating in the event and sofar I have heard nothing from others countries who a participating, in this event, to date.
It would be nice to have comments from not only Australia, but other countries, involved, here in BrooWaha, which would also be good for promotion, BrooWaha , to others in our world.
It all started in Sydney - and now the rest of the world is joining in.
Two million Sydneysiders and more than 2200 businesses turned off their lights to inaugurate Earth Hour a year ago. A great city was darkened and a powerful statement made about the threat of global warming.
This year, Sydney is taking the lead once again, on March 29, as Earth Hour goes across Australia and to 24 cities around the world.
It is a great responsibility for our city, where this global movement began. The world is full of immense problems - political, social, economic - but global warming is a crisis that affects us all.
Last year, Fairfax Media partnered with WWF-Australia and Leo Burnett to present an extraordinarily simple but overwhelmingly powerful idea: could we get Sydney to turn off its lights for an hour and send a message to the world about the urgency of global warming and climate change?
An inspiration became a cause and then a movement.
This year, however, there has been a lot more publicity than in 2007 and I believe a large part of this, is that we have suffered big problems in Australia, especially from the middle of 2007 till now, will very problamatical shortages of water in many areas and especially, the Murray River that runs from Queensland, through the upper erea`s of New South Wales, Victoria and through South Australian, where many farming areas , with towns and cities being, in the grip of severe water restrictions.
The thing however is, are these problems, just a cycle of Earth as have happened, before in our history, or this time through abusing Earth with pollution that has accelerated, the problems, we are now facing?
Switching off lights for 1 hour, right across, Australia, sure will cut down electricity usage for that 1 hour and safe pollution, also it is to me, making a statment and saying there is a concern in Australia, about the effects of Global Warming, in our country here as about 90% of our electricity here is produced by Coal fired generators, which is harming the atmosphere of our Earth.
For anybody, who wishes to find out more about what is happening for this,` Earth day hour project`, I have posted to links below and comments would be appreciated.