Friday, March 28, 2008

Earth Hour 2008

It all started with a curious click on a link on top of my mail when I checked through my e-mails last month.

Earth Hour 2008.
See the difference you can make.

This is a non-profit organization by the WWF, in order to create awareness among people about global warming and climate change. On 2005, Sydney decided to power off their lights for 1 hour. From 8pm to 9pm, the citizens of Sydney lived in complete darkness, going on with their lives. 2008, Earth Hour is a global program for any city, any business, any organizations, anyone to join the force, and spread the message about environmental consciousness among all inhabitants of earth.

So what should I do, you ask.


On 29 March 2008, 8pm to 9pm, turn off your lights.

Okay, if you are bored *yawns*……hey, maybe it’s me. Okay, my convincing skills sucks. Oh please don’t close my page first.
Check out the official website.

I guarantee you will be astonished about what other people have did, and you will be further convinced by their video clips. Hey, it’s real ok. I signed up because it really touched me so much.

Maybe you ask: ‘What’s so significant about turning off lights for 1 hour?’

Hey, dude. I know you loved counter striking on PC, or your mum can’t miss the soap opera on 8, or your granddad just wanted to watch football. Yeah, I know. You can give thousands of reasons saying you need the lights. And you will say that only you can’t make anything better.

You may ask again: ‘I can, but my family can’t. So, I can’t.’

Well, charity starts at home. By showing a good example by sacrificing 1 hour of Counter Strike will make your parents soooo proud and touched. And probably you will convince them to do the same thing. Well, since you have to off the lights as a family, why not use the 1 hour to sit on the porch, and talk while enjoying the light breeze and the night sky? The point is, in one way or another, as an individual, you can make a difference.

Still not very convinced, okay okay, let’s see what Let There Be Chaos has done.
I gathered a few friends and them, also environmental buffs, agreed to spread the noble message by volunteering into it. So, me, the twins and Zi Qin did the promoting job in the place you will never imagined.


Okay, it’s VERY lame.

We went to the official website, memorized every fact, printed posters, did badges and promoted it to our fellow classmates.

The posters and badges....scattered on the table.

First response will never be better: ‘What is that?
The next was: ‘Are you guys doing this for money?’
And then it was: ‘Why bother? Are you all that free?’

That’s what we got exactly from all of them. It was extremely discouraging. When we approached them, they will look at us one kind. It clearly reflects why environmental programs were never successful in Malaysia. Just look at the simple society in school. They were even reluctant to support their friend, let alone supporting a complete stranger outside there who talked about trees and pandas. In addition, this is all non-profit. We were even using our own allowance to spread the message. The printing is money, the laminating is money, the posters are money and the photos are also money!

We three spreading the message.

But we never gave up. And soon, people began to listen.

Countdown chart in class. Even topped the trigonomerty questions.

Besides turning off your lights on Earth Hour, we must also practice Earth Hour everyday. By changing simple habits we can make the Earth a better place to live in. For instance, saving water, recycling, practice 3R in life, saving electricity, substituting the use of tissue papers with handkerchiefs, using your own containers instead of polysterine boxes when take away food. These are so simple things in life that we can do to make environmental consciousness a part of our lives.

Recycle bin made from Ferrero Rocher box in class.

Reduce the use of polystirine boxes. Use your own container when take away food.

Use hankies instead of tissue papers. Nobody loves wan

Practice car pooling.

The board everyone pledged to participate in Earth Hour to stand a chance in making a difference on this Earth.

After all, Mother Earth have gave us so much. Ask ourselves, what have we done for her? Destruction, devastation, pollution. That’s how we repay her? For the air she gave us to breath in? For the water she gave us to sustain life? For the sunlight she gave us to see? The best things in life are free, because Mother Earth allows us to have them.


It’s all cause and effect. One day, she will repay us by making us ill.


Let’s save Mother Earth together. Let’s protect her against the act of human actions.

We also did a video clip about how we think about Earth Hour 2008. This is it. Enjoy.

it's a video clip about Earth Hour in Maxwell. Not excellent but it's all we can do.
Earth Hour 2008. See the difference you can make.


ember said...

Wow I have to say i'm inspired after reading your post! I've even featured you guys' efforts on my blog.

See you in the dark tomorrow! =D

acey said...

wonderful! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! =D i'm so happy to find young people like you.

huiting said...

to ember
Thanks for the feature. We are not THAT great. Just doing our part in supporting Earth Hour.

How to see in the dark? lol

to acey
No probs! Thanks for the encouragement. I am flattered.

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