Earth Hour Online Pledge

Last year, Earth Hour 2009 brought together 4,088 cities around the world to make a definitive statement against climate change by turning off their lights for one hour. This simple yet effective “vote” for the environment has grown significantly since it was first introduced in Sydney by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) in 2007.

In 2009, Toronto Canada saw a decrease of 15% in electricity demand. Vietnam’s electricity consumption fell by 140,000 kWh while the saved Philippines 611 mWh, the equivalent of shutting down a dozen coal-fired plants for an hour.

This year, Earth Hour 2010 will take place on Saturday 27 March at 8:30pm. As students at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, we are now called to take a stand, to take responsibility, get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future.

Join us in the fight against climate change! You can help us make Earth Hour 2010 an even bigger movement by voting with your light switch. Sign our online pledge by leaving a comment below stating your name, country, program and your commitment.

We also invite everyone come by the College Green Basketball Court on Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27th at 8:00pm for a night of electricity-free entertainment, good food and great company.

To find out more about Earth Hour, please click here.

To see how Earth Hour 2009 was celebrated in major landmarks across the world, please click here.

48 responses

  1. SNEHAL

    I PLEDGE TO KEEP MY EARTH CLEAN AND GREEN AND WOULD BE OBLIGED IF YOU ALL HELP ME IN DOING SO.

    August 9, 2010 at 01:20

  2. SNEHAL

    I PLEDGE TO KEEP MY EARTH CLEAN AND GREEN AND WOULD REQUEST YOU TOO TO DO SO.

    August 9, 2010 at 01:19

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  4. Sarah Flom

    I will be gobsmacked that LKYSPP had its bright, outdoor spotlights switched on all afternoon on Earth Hour day.

    March 28, 2010 at 17:24

  5. Myo

    I’m not using air-con for today
    Switching off during earth hour, then switch off again after 2am 🙂
    support & support Earth hour….

    cheers.

    March 27, 2010 at 18:53

  6. Yina

    Yina
    South Korea (ha!)
    MPP ’11

    I pledge to switch off for the hour.

    More importantly, I pledge to make every hour earth hour for the rest of my life for me, my loved ones and those who are underserved, as they are affected the most.

    Cheers, YS

    March 27, 2010 at 18:15

  7. Daphne

    I wish that this One Hour Effort would actually convert into a permanent effort, for example of using more public transportation and stopping outrageous air-conditionning.
    so… I pledge to make this initiative continuous, and hope I will be followed.

    Cheers,
    Daphné

    March 27, 2010 at 17:03

  8. YE HTUT

    WE HAVE NEVER SAVED A WHALE NOR HUGGED A TREE.
    TONIGHT, WE WILL SWITCH OFF ALL LIGHTS TO SAVE (WHAT IS LEFT OF ) THE EARTH!

    YE HTUT
    MPP 07-09
    SINGAPORE

    March 27, 2010 at 15:50

  9. Pham Thuan Hai

    Will go out of my usually air-coned room n roll on the hot streets from 6pm.
    Will join CG @ 8pm.
    =)
    2nd pledge in my life! Great!
    cheers for LKYSPP=)

    March 27, 2010 at 12:12

  10. Kevin Teh

    I will not drive during that hour and live like a caveman without any electricity….no technology except for my iphone? 🙂

    Lets save the Earth and do what we can…Thank you for this wonderful initiative!

    March 27, 2010 at 11:22

  11. Lanet

    I submit myself to the pledge…wholeheartedly! Not only for the upcoming Earth Hour Day, perhaps…until the two broken lightbulbs in my room are replaced (now I feel so chuffed for not having taken the effort to replace the bulbs)! Will also try to spare life of some fortunate, charming (and delicious) animals too by going vegan for one day (that is, if they are not turned into some hard-to-resist dish).

    March 26, 2010 at 19:19

    • Zak

      Haha nice one lanet! 🙂 Go Vegan…Not.

      March 27, 2010 at 15:52

  12. Nancy Jurado-Rikheim

    — Norway
    — We are switching off this saturday, 2030 GMT+1
    🙂

    March 26, 2010 at 15:50

    • Zak

      thanks Nancy and Sindre!

      March 27, 2010 at 15:53

  13. Olivia Gippner

    – German
    – no meat, no aircon, will take the bike today and tomorrow

    March 26, 2010 at 13:52

  14. angga airlangga

    I will not use MRT for Earth Hour 2010 due to its enormously huge electric consumption.

    March 26, 2010 at 13:48

    • D

      Interesting… but I think if everyone used the MRT rather than a car it would make a great difference…

      March 27, 2010 at 16:58

  15. Azul

    Joining the pledge!

    March 26, 2010 at 13:48

  16. Trissa Manalastas

    Trissa
    Philippines
    MPP 2008 – 2010

    Will be “one” with Mother Nature for Earth Hour 2010.

    March 26, 2010 at 13:02

  17. rajeev,MPA-2009

    Yes! I am for it and even for more-one hour every weak-same time 8.30-9.30pm.pl join me.

    March 26, 2010 at 12:47

  18. Arshad Mirza

    I pledge. I love my dear Earth! Mommy I love you.

    More seriously,
    I think this one hour is a symbolic thing,
    On an everyday basis check before you leave a room in school or at home if you have left on/running guzzling electricty
    1. Television
    2. AC
    3. Bulbs
    4. Fans

    Even when you are at home be conscious if you are running two fans, and two bulbs, where you can do with one each.

    Make every hour of your life~ an earth hour.

    March 26, 2010 at 11:36

  19. Kiran Safwan Malik

    MPP 2008-10
    Pakistan

    No electricity! I support Earth hour.

    March 26, 2010 at 09:55

  20. Kenneth Paul Tan

    You have my pledge and support. Will try to be at CG.

    March 26, 2010 at 09:24

  21. Suzaina Kadir

    Okay, I will pledge:

    1. To switch off for Earth Hour tomorrow
    2. Try to use less air-conditioning
    3. Recycle, recycle, recycle

    Cheers,
    Suzaina

    March 26, 2010 at 08:21

  22. Berno,
    Singapore,
    MPP,
    I will switch off at Earth Hour and not use any hot water for shower for Sat!

    March 25, 2010 at 22:31

  23. Tahani

    I do, I mean I pledge! 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 22:13

  24. Ira Martina

    I pledge to not use electricity during the day:D

    March 25, 2010 at 21:17

  25. Haitao CHEN

    –Bill CHEN Haitao
    –China
    –MPP 2008-2010

    –Support you guys strongly in Paris…

    March 25, 2010 at 21:16

  26. Sam (Shreekant Gupta)

    Great idea! I am all for it.

    Of course, every hour every day is Earth Hour for 56% of the rural poulation in India that does not have access to electricity (over 300 million people).

    In most cities too power outages are endemic so we celebrate ‘Earth Hour’ on many occasions!

    But for LKY School this is great start to get a feel for how the other half lives.

    Hopefully it will also lead to greater eco-consciousness at Bukit Timah Campus like:

    1. Not having to buy bottled water at the canteen–wish they’d provide glasses and a water cooler since S’pore water is safe and clean to drink.

    2. Recycling cans and paper cups, etc.

    3. Printing double sided.

    4. Not having Arctic temperatures inside the buildings!

    Hope its not too much to wish for… 🙂

    Sam

    March 25, 2010 at 18:26

  27. Sheila Tario

    Philippines
    MPP (08/10)
    Will turn off the lights for a brighter future! 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 17:34

  28. Prio Sambodho

    Prio Sambodho
    Indonesia
    MPP 08-10

    Will switching off for earth hour and play (acoustic) guitar and sing for the earth instead!

    March 25, 2010 at 17:08

  29. Juvy Danofrata

    Philippines
    MPP 09-11
    Tune in to “world’s” concern, let’s turn off our lights!

    March 25, 2010 at 16:00

  30. Jong Cornelio

    Philippines
    MPA 2009/10
    Turn off our lights and light up our minds!

    March 25, 2010 at 15:28

  31. Toni Reyes

    I pledge to switch off.

    March 25, 2010 at 15:19

  32. Lilei Chow

    Lights out for me this Sat!

    March 25, 2010 at 14:51

  33. Aditi Rao!

    India
    In Singapore

    No electricity for Earth Hour 2010!

    March 25, 2010 at 14:24

  34. Tian Yifang

    Chinese
    MPP2008-2010
    One hour dark in room, One hour bright in mind. Let’s fight against climate change by this action. DO IT & THINK MORE.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:14

  35. Li Lei

    Have fun under the mooooon:)

    March 25, 2010 at 00:32

  36. Naomi Jacob

    Lets do this! Who wants to play Dark Room 😛

    March 24, 2010 at 18:50

  37. -USA
    -CAG (MPP 06-08)
    -We are turning off all lights and appliances (save the fridge) for Earth Hour and longer!

    March 24, 2010 at 16:19

  38. I’m switching off my lights too!

    March 24, 2010 at 15:42

  39. Tong Chao

    – Philippines
    – MPP 09-11
    – I am switching off for Earth Hour 2010!
    do something really matters

    March 23, 2010 at 23:37

  40. Zak Yuson

    Lights Off. Rock On Earth!

    March 23, 2010 at 19:13

  41. Raman
    India
    MPP 09-11
    No electricity day on the 27th.

    March 23, 2010 at 16:36

  42. Fausto Valle

    I won’t use the aircon for one day for Earth Hour 2010

    March 23, 2010 at 16:32

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  44. Richard Umali

    Richard Umali
    Philippines
    MPP 08-10
    I will turn off the lights for Earth Hour 2010!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:51

  45. Maria Francesca "Chinie" Canivel

    – Philippines
    – MPP 09-11
    – I am switching off for Earth Hour 2010!

    March 23, 2010 at 09:34

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