Earth Hour For Malaysia


The response for Earth Hour in 2009 was tremendous! Let us show our support again this year. One hour may not be much but every little bit, every little action counts for something. Nature is our most valuable treasure. It provides the means for us to survive on this planet, it drives our economy and provides inspiration to mankind. Now is the time to take a stand for Earth. This is our home, and we will cherish it. Let Earth Hour be our finest hour.

More than a billion people from around the world are united for Earth Hour. Be a part of it!

Switch off all non-essential lights and electrical appliances on 27th March 2010, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm (local time).

Experience Earth Hour

  • It doesn’t stop there, my wife and I became more conscious in saving energy throughout the year.
  • Last Year, the customers shopping at my store looked at the reduced lighting, smiled and said “Earth Hour”.
  • Bloggers around the world united together to spread this message.
  • My friends in other parts of the hour recounted how they decided to switch off their lights after reading my post.

Why It Is So Important
Climate changes threaten humans, wildlife and nature. It affects many of the world’s most endangered species, such as the turtles in Malaysia. Climate changes increases the frequency of storms, eroding our beaches and reduces their nesting grounds. Increasing temperatures results in warmer nests, which results in more female hatchlings, as the nest temperatures actually determines the sex of the hatchlings.

The El Nino effect for 2010 seems to be bringing warmer conditions than normal. Traveling around Sabah at this time of the year, I see many brush fires. The dry conditions are increasing the amount of dust and smoke in the air. My friends tell me that the rivers and streams in the rural countryside appear to be dried up. While these may be normal at this time of the year, it can cause water shortages later in the year.

It makes sense to reduce our waste, be it electricity or water for that matter. It does no good to complain against natural conditions if we use more than we need.

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