It’s over now, but I love this movement!
To quote their website:
“For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.”
Today people all over the world turned off their lights at 8:30 PM, local time, to support environmental awareness of global warming. And, I (being as forgetful as I am with Lyme-brain) didn’t remember until it was half over! But, for that last half hour my house was dark. I’m telling ya!
Here’s the photo I created on their website:
It shows where I am in relation to all those others who were registered participants in Earth Day 2009. Remember all you can see there is North America, the rest of the globe was pretty yellow too!
I’ll leave you all with that picture and those beautiful thoughts for now. Let’s hope tonight had an even more powerful impact! I’m beat after a very busy day. I’ll update tomorrow!
Peace & awareness to all, molly
“The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed…. But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait.” ~ Al Gore