Earth Hour 2009
Earth Hour 2009 is coming up soon on Saturday, March 28th, 2009. Do you remember offing your lights last year at school or at home last year for an hour to help fight the environment? Try to keep as many lights off as possible between 8:30pm to 9:30pm and reduce the amount of electricity you use. A simple solution to the lack of light is to stick old fashion and start a fire in your fireplace or light a few candles around the house. Earth Hour is an important hour for many reasons. It is a reminder of how much electricity we use in one hour. By our fasting from the use of electricity it is a constant reminder of how demanding our need for electricity is. It also shows us how extravagantly we use electricity, simply in lights. However, around the world people are living, without an option, by firelight and sleeping out on cold streets.
Before there are any misconceptions I would like to remind you that offing the light for an hour has almost no, nil, zip positive effect on the environment. Though it may feel cool and seem as if we are being conservative it creates no long-term impact. Undoubtedly, the purpose is to remind people of how flamboyant they are. The true meaning of this project is to show us, the people of North America, how wasteful we are. It is an awareness campaign. However, the “awareness” can only be felt when we feel first hand how lavishly we spend our money.
Therefore, I hope you can participate in this project. It is a great opportunity and really opened my eyes to show how much electricity can be saved. Have you ever seen those pictures from space of the Earth? It’s crazy, some countries look like bright glowing lights. We use so much light and it is effecting the environment around us. So, to protect our own habitats we need to be aware of how we are polluting it. It is clear that a group of aliens couldn’t care less to come and save our dying planet. We have been granted an absolutely, stunningly beautiful planet. We shouldn’t ruin it. It’s time we came around and seriously think about protecting the Earth.
Recently, the spotlight has, justly, move from the environment to the economy. However, we must still protect our environment. Though at times it may be more of a hassle, more expensive and more tedious, we are leaving this world to our children. Do we really want them to live indoors in fear of burning outside? Will they have to wear 1500 SPF sun block? I hope you always remember that in the universe we are so insignificant and that we should live for the present, because nothing else is more important. The Earth is our home, should we not keep it clean?
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This is a photo of my favourite tamil actor. Tamil is the language that I speak at home. It originated in India. My family comes from Sri Lanka. It's a tiny island under India.
His name is Vijay (vi-jae). He's acted in a couple of movies, always as the hero. Vijay is hilarious, and a really good dancer. He is awesome.