Earth Hour 2011 on March 26 8:30 pm, as Global Ambassador Miranda Kerr launches MySpace Hijack

By on Mar 25, 2011 in Events, World Comments

EarthHour.org is currently inviting the world to participate the Earth Hour 2011, which will be on March 26, 2011, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on the participants’ area time, with Global Ambassador Miranda Kerr launching ‘MySpace Hijack‘ to support the event.



Earth Hour 2011 March 26, 8:30 p.m.
Image Credit: EarthHour.org

Earth Hour in a global annual event since 2007 organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and is being held on every last Saturday of March, in which this year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is leading the host of civic leaders around the world.

On this day, hundreds of millions of people around the world in 133 countries including the Philippines are expected to participate and support the Earth Hour 2011.

Every year, participants are being requested to turn off non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour, which serves as an awareness to take action on the issue of climate change.

“All over the world individuals, communities, businesses and governments are creating new examples for our common future – new visions for sustainable living and new technologies to realize it,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was quoted as saying in the report.

“Tomorrow, let us join together to celebrate this shared quest to protect the planet and ensure human well-being. Let us use 60 minutes of darkness to help the world see the light.” Mr. Ki-moon added.

In line with this, some world leaders and respected people expressed their support for Earth Hour 2011 including Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

“Climate change is the greatest human induced crisis facing our world today. It is totally indiscriminate of race, culture, class, nationality or religious belief. It affects every living organism on the planet – including all of us,” Archbishop Emeritus Tutu said.

“That’s what Earth Hour is all about – millions of people all over the world coming together to switch off their lights, tackle climate change and protect our natural world. It is a huge symbol of global solidarity, an inspiring display of international commitment.” UK Prime Minister David Cameron said.

“I believe 2011 is the year Australia will choose action.” Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said.

“We cannot put off any longer saving the planet nor cut back on our efforts to ensure its sustainability,” Colombian President Juan Manuel said.

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