Mar 28, 2009



On Saturday, 28 March 2009, between 8.30 PM and 9.30 PM, the world will witness its first global election - between the Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people across the world - across ages, across nationalities, across communities - have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote. Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, and leaving them on is a vote for global warming. The choice is yours.

Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from; instead, it is about what planet you’re from. It is a global call to action for every individual - a call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can make a better tomorrow for us and our future generations.

WWF are urging the world to vote for Earth and reach the 2009 target of one billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is a chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

VOTE EARTH - switch off all lights for one hour - the EARTH HOUR

SATURDAY, 28 MARCH 2009, 8.30-9.30 PM

Log on to for more information and to raise a voice.


  1. Switched off the lights for an hour yesterday :)

  2. IHM:
    I knew you would. :)

  3. couldn't do it as there was no power 8 p.m onwards for 2 hours yesterday, the day before yestrday and the day bewfore yesterday's yesterday :D
    It was a good practice indeed

  4. Tarun:
    LOL... Same pinch!
    No power at my place as well during Earth Hour, but we still disconnected the inverter and played Antakshari by candlelight - Me and Dad v/s bro and Mom. It was awesome fun!

  5. Chirag:
    And I knew you would. :) Yay!

  6. Out here in Dubai, we were able to save 350,000 MW of energy just in an hour! Imagine globally.

    I did my part too :)

    Great blog.

  7. Masood:
    Welcome! Awesome stats, those!
    Here in Delhi we saved a whopping 10,000 MW of power by turning off our lights. Apart from that, the demand for power dropped by 1000 MW and this drop alone helped save more than 500 MW. Cool, na?
    The citizens and government have now decided to celebrate the Earth Hour on the last working day of every month. This would save up to 100 MW of power.
    We all can do our bit towards a brighter tomorrow. It can be done daily, not just monthly, by switching off all unnecessary electrical equipment!
    Cheers! :)


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