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Thursday, September 30, 2010

What Is Earth Hour 60?


Being an advocate of Earth Hour 60, I am reposting this article I wrote last March 2010.

World Wide Fund of Nature (WWF) and The Sydney Morning Herald had organized Earth Hour 60 in 2007, dedicated to the global awareness on climate change.  Residents of Sydney Australia turned off non essential lights and electrical appliances for an hour both in businesses and residential homes.  In 2008, Earth Hour 60 was participated by major key cities in the world.  Earth Hour 60 is held yearly on the last week of March.

Earth Hour 60 is to make us aware of the overuse of our non renewable resources that resulted in light and air pollution. Non renewable resources are natural resources that are limited in nature. Non renewable resources cannot be grown, reproduced or generated. These are the resources provided by nature and are consumed faster than nature could produced them. Fossil fuels are examples of these non renewable resources. Fossil fuels are coal, petroleum, oil, and natural gas. Fossil fuels particularly coal are used to produce electricity.

To generate energy these fossil fuels has to undergo process. Burning these fossils fuels produced carbon dioxide that is released in the atmosphere. Air pollution is the result of burning these fossil fuels that is not only hazardous to human health, but the environment as well. Air pollution led to global warming. Warmer temperature caused melting of ice and rising sea level. Rising sea level caused degeneration of natural ecosystem.

While major power producers have alternatives for fossil fuels, like sun, wind and water. These are renewable resources that are environment friendly. The challenge is, to have the capability to store these resources and use the energy when needed. Earth Hour 60 was conceived primarily to lessen the use and production of electricity to save planet earth.

16 comments:

roffe said...

In Norway it is a lot of renewable power from waterfalls and from Wind farm...

NENSA MOON said...

I didnt know before what is an Earth hour 60...hehe...
Thanks for the very informative post, JP!
xoxo

Jill Wellington said...

Interesting, Jolly! America needs to use more renewable power. I have never heard of Earth hour 60. Thanks for the info!

Jean said...

I participated in Earth Hour last March. I feel they should hold it twice a year.
Great Post!

Laura said...

I think this concept is great. Unfortunately it's just a symbol.

ravali said...

cool topic!!!!

Ryan said...

Great idea, Scotland is investing big time in wind and water energy. Hopefully more countries will follow.

sudhi said...

interesting topic!!!!

Moonomo said...

Nice article. Thanks for re-posting.

Jolly Princess said...

@roffe – Welcome to my blog my friend. That is great news for Norwegians to be environment friendly. You must have high technology to save water and wind energy.

WebbieLady said...

Yes, mother earth deserves all the best for her. She has offered us a lot.... her whole self but we abuse her all the time...:(

asadisae said...

just visited here ...

Jolly Princess said...

Welcome to my blog WebbieLady and asadisae. Appreciate your comments..

Jolly Princess said...

To my old blogger friends - Appreciate your blog visit, and comment. Most of all for your continued support. ♥

Country Mouse Studio said...

thank you for the information, I remember hearing something about it before.

Jolly Princess said...

@Country Mouse Studio- Not at all my friend. I am glad I could share some info to my blogger friends.

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