Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's Time to Switch OFF the Lights..

Have you guys heard of Earth Hour? Have any idea what it all means? I don't either, well, not really.. The little info that I have gathered from listening to the radio or watching the idiot box only tells me that it'll be cool to turn off the lights on Saturday, 28th March 2009 for sixty-minutes (i.e. 8:30pm till 9:30pm) After all, the celebrities are doing it...

To gain more insight and the what-to-dos, my first stop was at:

The local celebrities featured in the Malaysian Earth Hour page include Sarimah Ibrahim, Sheeby Singh, Karam Singh Walia, Yasmin Ahmad, Syarifah Amani, Reshmonu, Sarimah Ibrahim, Zainal Abidin, Alex Yoong, Hans Isaac, Sazzy Falak, Aishah Sinclair, Daphne Iking, Susan Lankaster, Lina Teoh, Dafi (of AF fame) and I think I saw a glimpse of our first space-tourist too! What the hey.. I thought I'd join in the fun too, so I signed up instantaneously..

Thing is, this is not just a fun way to spend your weekend, guys. There is a serious agenda behind it. By turning OFF the lights at that specific time, on that specific day in any parts of the world, no matter who you are, you are actually VOTING for Earth. What does that mean, Voting for Earth, you might wonder, right? OK, let me try again..

In 2009, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world's first global election.
Who's contending? You either chose Earth, or you choose Global Warming.
How to vote? Switch off your lights: One vote for Earth. Do nothing, let the lights on as per usual : One vote for Global Warming.

Right, but SO WHAT? WWF is targeting 1 billion votes for Earth, to be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. The meet is significat as it will determine official government policies to take up action against global warming, replacing the Kyoto Protocol. This is your time to make your voice heard.. Register and sign up at Earth Hour and turn off that light next Saturday! Please, please don't forget to sign up .. Every vote counts..
In preparation, I shall be shopping for some candles... Hmm.. Apa la nak buat dalam gelap ni.. Oh, Oh, Oh.. Just so you know, Menara TM is also pledging their vote. How cool is that? I just hope our society is civilised enough that penyamun penyangak tak take advantage and buat missi merampok besar-besaran masa tu. Please keep your homes secured as we pledge our votes, guys..

28th March 2009, 8:30 - 9:30pm. For 60 minutes, switch OFF your lights..
That's all it takes (for a start..)
Sign up for Earth Hour! - I VOTE EARTH: Dilla Zaghlol

Earth Hour 2009 by WWF - Sign up for Earth Hour!
-dillz blogging out-


Yan said...

woohoo!! ur back! ;)

yep! they've been doing it here...syiok le intai2 umah neighbours gelap jek sume..jz candles...u'd be the odd one out kalau umah terang benderang!! ;) have fun!!

dillazag said...

I was just wondering.. Lampu aje off kan? TV, semua still boleh pasang, kan? Got AF concert on Astro RIA la Saturday nite.... hihihihihi

Yan said... guessing u watched your AF concert oredi? ha'ahle..we all pun tgk tv gaks kat sini..lampu jek off :p but i dunno if we're supposed to off everything!