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.