Saturday, March 21, 2009
I'm pretty sure most of you would have heard about Earth Hour since it's been going on the air and also on the newspaper and emails. But if you're still wondering what *toot* is Earth Hour, it's about raising awareness on global warming/climate change.
In my little naive theory, it's very simple, think of it this way. Polar ice caps in the Arctic/ Antarctica melts because it's too bloody hot, water level rise up thanks to melted ice, giving a few more years, Penang will sink. MUAHAHAHAHA!
Okay, it's actually no laughing matter but in a gist, the above theory pretty much sums up everything about what's going to happen to those living on islands. And probably Kuala Lumpur since they don't exactly have the best of drainage system.
So how is it that you can participate?
Easy Peasy, just turn off all your electrical appliances in your house for just an hour (8.30pm - 9.30pm )on the 28th March 2009 (Saturday)
I'm pretty much going to be joining this global movement but in my little own way. I doubt my mom will be all too happy if I switch off the fridge so I'll start by turning everything in my room off, then the kitchen, minus the fridge, the dining hall and as much parts of the house as I can. I really doubt that food in the fridge will spoil within an hour but the I rather be on me ma's good side.
Of course, if I actually stayed in my own place, it's much easier to just switch off the main switch and order pizza and have my own little candle lit dinner by the balcony, admiring the moon.
Talk to the family, it's also a time to catch up and just talk as well as listen to our loved ones . Ask the kids how is school, ask your girlfriend/wife about her latest purchase and talk about work, hobbies or whatever. Not only will you be participating and helping mother earth but also bonding with the family.
I believe that, everyone should participate if we can. We don't really have to switch off everything (although it would be best!) but we should at least do everything we can to participate in this in help no matter how little or small the contribution cause it counts more than you think!
Think about it, Mother Earth has provided as much as she could for us, it's just a little something we can do in return. Either than or given a few more years, you'll be sending your kids to school in a 'sampan'. If you're rich, then a motor boat then. And the climate would have gone so whacked that it'll either be raining cats and dogs or it'll be as hot as Atacama desert.
But whatever it may be, I do hope that you'll be participating in this with me.
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