It’s now the time over here in Malaysia to turn off non-essential lights for an hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm in support of the Earth Hour 2012. Take just this simple step and be part of the global initiative on raising awareness on the climate change in our planet. So have you turned off your non-essential lights at home? Or are you celebrating it outdoors with special events conducted at some places in respect to this worldwide event?
Well, that’s the official video of this year’s Earth Hour which would be conducted today from east to west across the globe. I’m glad that my country, Malaysia has been part of this movement for many years, and this year is not an exception. Particularly, the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower in the capital, Kuala Lumpur would go into dark in support of Earth Hour.
The event is now known as the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment, and I’m glad the scale of this event have stretched over to the major parts of the world, even further to the space where International Space Station would be joining in the effort too. Back to the video, have you watched it? I like the phrases shown in the clip which I would rewrite it again below, that carries a very inspiring and meaningful message:
It started with an idea.
An idea that became a symbol.
A symbol that became a movement.
A movement that unites people to protect our planet.
Together, everyone of us can go beyond the hour.
Everyone has the power to change the world we live in.
How will you go beyond the hour?
That question posted is indeed very captivating. Our contribution to this global event is not limited to only having the lights off for that one hour. That is just a symbol of awareness in our hearts. Our initiative should go beyond that, in every ways that we can do to save the planet from climate change. First, participating in Earth Hour would be a great start to everything good for the planet and to our future generation. Let us be in darkness together for this special one hour, the one hour that marked the success of this global effort and the unity of people in desire to make the world a better place. So, let us make this happen right now…