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AllUrban
26-03-2008, 11:08 AM
For those of you who are interested in the "Earth Hour" Initiative. For more information, please visit www.earthhour.org.


This Saturday we are shutting off all of our lights from 8-9pm!

Why are we doing this?
If enough people turn off their lights for one hour, we can reduce this year's carbon footprint by thousands of pounds. That's equivalent to saving hundreds of thousands of trees or preventing millions of pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. WOW!!!

What can you do?
Turn off your lights!

Last year 2.2 million people shut off their lights for one hour to show their awareness towards global warming. If we can help to spread the awareness, we can become a part of a great cause that will help to preserve the earth!

Cheers, m

yankeat
26-03-2008, 11:18 AM
I can imagine how hard it is for me to do it. This shows how dependent we are with electricity. But anyway, I'll do it.

jeffchua
26-03-2008, 10:42 PM
Ill def. do it...
Ask me to eat grass 4 whole life for the sake of nature , nope :D
turn off the light , def. :)

kelvinwkw
26-03-2008, 11:02 PM
Turn off the light wont do much, but off the air con will...

hhtee
27-03-2008, 09:07 AM
ok. I will do it i.e. switch off my lights.

Questions:-
Is using torch light ok ?

what about candles ?

err.... if I light a camp fire would that count ?

AllUrban
27-03-2008, 09:38 AM
ok. I will do it i.e. switch off my lights.

Questions:-
Is using torch light ok ?

what about candles ?

err.... if I light a camp fire would that count ?the idea is to increase awareness about the unnecessary wastage of electricity.

Specifically the goal of the 1st earth hour was to reduce emissions from power plants (coal fired)

So I guess candles/torch is ok, campfire not ok (carbon emissions). Switch off lights, switch off electrical/electronic items (e.g tv, charger, stereo), at the power point itself as well.

Cheers, m

jimijamison
27-03-2008, 09:57 AM
It's a good idea. Why don't we consider turning off the entire mains. Kind-of like a Total National Blackout voluntarily for just 1 hour.I will do my part and support this initiative.

masmot
27-03-2008, 01:27 PM
i can do it because on saturday i won't be at home. so at least 1 house have done it.lol

And doing my part in community, ill post this community message in my Biz Blog (http://dotscookies.blogspot.com)

AllUrban
27-03-2008, 01:53 PM
i can do it because on saturday i won't be at home. so at least 1 house have done it.lol

And doing my part in community, ill post this community message in my Biz Blog (http://dotscookies.blogspot.com)heheheh well, that was easy then :)

Do try to shut down the electronics at the switches if you can.

Your TV, microwave, anything that waits on standby draws a lot of power from the wall...

Those little LED lights waste energy too...

Cheers, m

La Vida Loca
28-03-2008, 04:05 PM
I'll do it :D

PDL
28-03-2008, 05:31 PM
Err just a thought. If everyone switch on their lights and appliances at the same time, i.e. at 9pm, won't we cause a blackout due to the sudden load increase ??
Anyone from TNB can answer this ?

jand
28-03-2008, 11:11 PM
Err just a thought. If everyone switch on their lights and appliances at the same time, i.e. at 9pm, won't we cause a blackout due to the sudden load increase ??
Anyone from TNB can answer this ?

this is alleviated by the timezone we live in, Malaysia Time (MYT).

coogee
29-03-2008, 05:18 PM
Hi everyone. Just switched off all our home power in Sydney which pioneered Earth Hour last year. We did it last year as well and this is one of our little contribution to mother earth. Looks like we got to get KL into the act, Bangkok and Manila already signed up for it this year.

http://news.smh.com.au/asian-cities-prepare-to-kick-off-earth-hour/20080329-22cv.html

yankeat
30-03-2008, 02:17 AM
The people are turning to candles and bonfires when the lights were switched off in Sydney. I hope the organizers would assess how much more carbon was released through burning of these alternative light source, as I think they would release even more carbon into the atmosphere.

The organizers should do by better asking people not to use candles.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/03/29/lights.out.ap/?imw=Y&iref=mpstoryemail