Saturday, 29 March 2008

Good to see this :)

It was great to see that Singapore's businesses and youngsters are taking part in this Earth Hour event. With these small little steps, people can eventually be made more aware of global warming.... of course, my lights were off between 8-9pm too :) We are saving our planet for our next generation.

Report from

S'poreans join global Earth Hour effort to spread climate change message

SINGAPORE : Singapore is playing its part in a global effort to curb climate change.

Businesses here have been switching off the lights in their buildings for an hour between 8pm and 9pm.

The event called Earth Hour was held for the first time in Sydney last year. 2.2 million people and more than 2,000 business people took part.

Singapore companies like CapitaLand are flicking the switch at nine of its buildings such as Capital Tower and Raffles City.

But the worldwide effort is not just for the big players.

In Punggol, youngsters got involved too. More than 300 students visited thousands of homes to urge residents to turn off their lights and join an Earth Hour event at Punggol Community Club.

"They are still not very clear about global warming. But when we go and talk to them about this and sell the idea to them, many are really willing to go forward and help," said one youth volunteer.

Other schools, colleges and businesses in Singapore have also signed up to turn off their lights. Other cities like Melbourne and Chicago are also part of the global effort.

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