Friday, March 20, 2009

Turn off the Lights for Polar Bears on 3/28

I received a very cool email from the Henry Vilas Zoo. This is an awesome way to teach your children about saving energy, polar bears and our planet!

The Whole World Will Blink!

Polar bear habitat is ringed by the world's highest energy consuming nations. Join Henry Vilas Zoo, Polar Bears International and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in supporting the 2009 Earth Hour project.
It's a single hour in which all of us will unite to send a powerful message to the world's leaders. On Saturday, March 28, please join millions of others all around the world to show your desire for action on climate change by turning off your lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 with 2.2. million participants. Just one year later, 50 million people in 370 cities and towns around the world switched off their lights. This year, our goal is to have one billion participants in more than 1,000 cities across the globe.

Dani Reiss, PBI's Chairman of the Board, says that participation is especially critical this year since negotiations for a new climate change treaty begin in Copenhagen this December. The new treaty will replace the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012.

Host a candlelight dinner party for family and friends during this year's event on Saturday, March 28. Help spread the word and show your commitment to the polar bears during Earth Hour."

The effect can be dramatic! See a picture here:

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