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Are you aware of the event greening efforts around the FIFA World Cup?
Click here for more information about the process in Cape Town.
Between 1 and 4 million South Africans took part in Earth Hour in March 2009, calling for strong action against climate change by switching off their lights for one hour on 28 March. This was the biggest mass action in history with over a billion people participating worldwide.
During Earth Hour 2010, WWF aims to inspire as many South Africans as possible to switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm on 27 March as a symbolic act, sending a powerful message to leaders here at home and around the world that the time to act on climate change is now. We are also calling on cities, towns, individuals, businesses, schools, universities and other organisations to take the lead by pledging to reduce their own carbon footprint. [Read on...]
Earth Hour speaker tips:
Wherever possible please refer to WWF’s Earth Hour (and not just “Earth Hour”). Many companies are now rolling out Earth Hour themselves, which is of course wonderful, but we don’t want to lose the fact that Earth Hour is a credible climate change campaigning initiative.
WWF stands for The World Wide Fund for Nature.
It is important to be able to quantify the effectiveness of the earth hour campaign, and it is important that earth hour is not only about an hour of darkness, but rather about lifestyle change. Please use every opportunity to direct people to www.wwf.org.za where they can pledge their support for earth hour and for reducing their own environmental impact (EH section of the site goes live on 15 February) [Read on...]
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humankind in the 21st century and South Africa will be hit particularly hard by the impacts, in the near future, if we don’t act now!
Increased frequency and severity of droughts and flooding, water shortages, reduced agricultural yield and the spread of malaria will all be a reality for this generation if we fail to take action and fight climate change.
On Saturday, 27 March 2010, at 8:30 pm, millions of people worldwide will switch off their lights to make a statement of concern about the future of our planet as part of Earth Hour 2010, an event led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Come and see the Greenstuff Village. See the link below, register online to come to the show.
Earth Hour is on Saturday 27 March 2010 visit www.earthhour.org for what’s happening in your city and around the world!