1 March 2009
WAGGGS calls on Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all around the world to turn their lights off for an hour at 8.30pm local time this Saturday 28 March and also sign up for the WWF campaign against global warming from the Earth Hour website. Make sure you indicate that you are a Girl Guide or a Girl Scout!
WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of one 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.
On 28 March you can VOTE EARTH by switching off your lights for one hour. Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has already signed up! Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.
What can you can do
- Turn your lights off from 8.30 to 9.30pm your local time on Saturday 28 March 2009
- Make your voice heard and sign up for the campaign
- Run your own Earth hour. You can download a guide on how to do it in your city
- Tell your friends, family and colleagues about it. You can set up email reminders for Earth Hour, and let your friends know.
- Help write one billion words for earth by blogging, emailing, twittering and writing on the Earth Hour website
- Download promotional materials from the Vote Earth website
- Tell us what you are doing for Earth Hour! You can use the comments section below
For more information and ideas, check the Earth Hour website.
About Earth hourEarth Hour is a WWF-led initiative which relies strongly on the support of valued partners. Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour.
In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Coliseum and the Sydney Opera House all stood in darkness.