Friday, March 25, 2011

Countdown to Earth Hour

If you notice the lights around you going out on Saturday at 8:30 p.m., don't panic. Join millions of people and businesses around the world, and turn yours off, too!

We can all be a part of Earth Hour 2011 on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. Lights will be turned off around the world to take a stand against climate change. The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Australia started Earth Hour in 2007, and it has quickly spread around the world. Last year people in 128 countries and territories participated.

When I turn my lights off tomorrow, I will also be thinking of the people in Japan who have experienced rolling blackouts during this difficult time in their history. Perhaps you and your family will want to turn off your lights, crank up your "green" flashlight, and read a book about Japan. One book you might enjoy is Welcome to Japan. It touches on lots of topics and includes many photos.

Go to http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx?intro=no for more information about Earth Hour and ideas for fun activities for your family.

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