Mar 26, 2010

Trepidation: Global Warming & Earth Hour

What first comes to your mind when you hear WWF ? It's The Rock for me. I was once a die-hard fan of the World Wrestling Federation sport televised on Start Sports channel every Thursday night.
But, there is something else that exists under the same alias. It's the World WildLife Fund. Very few really care for our environment & the submergence of several islands across Mother EARTH. Stories of Melting Ice & Increasing temperature are broadcasted across continents. WWF is an non-profit organization that focuses on creating awareness to save earth. Here is one such initiative on creating awareness.
On Saturday, March 27th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, the World Wildlife Fund invites you to join people from 3,100 cities in 121 countries on all 7 continents in participating in Earth Hour, where people across the world can demonstrate their concern about global climate change with the simplest of gestures: turning off all non-essential lights and electronics.
Majority of the world-famous Indian celebrities are supporting this event. And Yes, I do support this initiative. It's timely. It's important. But, i beg to differ slightly. Turn-off lights for one hour across the world is a very good idea. Objective is to show that you care for the environment. So the question is, "Can i turn on all the lights after this one hour ?". Doesn't is sound awkward ?
Here is how i am trying to save the environment. It's pretty simple.
Use Electricity only when you really need it. What i mean by that is, Turn-off the lights & fans whenever you come out of a room. Don't use the fan or lights when there is enough illumination & aeration. You can turn of the Air-conditioner when the room temperature is comfortable enough for a living. You can turn-off your computer speakers when you are just surfing the net. I can unveil umpteen such examples. So Use Electricity only when you really need it.
Doing so, not only you are saving the environment on "On Saturday, March 27th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm"alone, but throughout your life. Does it make sense ? Have your say. Use the comments section. Thanks for reading.

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