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[Middle East Bulletin] Earth Hour- Are you going beyond it?

by George Zacharia | 12-03-2013 22:54 Comments 10 recommendations 0

Saturday, 23rd March 2013....

The world looks forward to this day. A day where we can show our support to save mother nature. Last year I enjoyed the day to the fullest organizing an environmental awareness event at Sharjah Mega Mall. But this year :'( sadly I have to study for exams and I am not sure whether I could afford to switch off lights for an hour while I study science about all this pollution and stuff.
But still, I am here to tell you in short, what we need to do, as individuals to go for the hour and then "beyond" the hour.
I am an earth warrior, waging a peaceful fight to get the world to know that we need to save mother nature :) . 
We as individuals have many options to go beyond the hour. 
One way is to join organizations, etc and support them, either physically (by going and being a part of their ventures) or through donations or even signing online petitions, etc. For eg, I am a regular online supporter of WWF and Green peace and I have been signing a lot of petitions, etc and they have reaped fruit, for eg, the Thailand PM banned Ivory trade recently after petitions from WWF, etc.

The second way is more easier for us, students. That is "changing ourselves". We just need to do simple changes to make a "big" difference. Just as Neil Amstrong said (if I am right), "A small leap for a human but a GIANT leap for mankind".
Here are some suggestions:
1) we all have a lot of online assignments to print. Print on both sides of the paper and thereby save the paper. :)
2) Do not put the computer in SLEEP mode. Instead switch it off and on it whenever you need it
3) You can increase your AC degree temperature by 2 or 3 degrees, u wont feel the difference
4) Only use the washing machine with full load. Advice your mother to do this :D 
then there a whole list of suggestions which I need you people to think. So people, are you pledging for a green hour? Hope you all  do so ! :D And we will surely get a wonderful tomorrow :) 

Check out the two pics of the Burj Khalifa before and during Earth Hour. One landmark I love! Along with it, support @Dubai Expo 2020!  
George Zacharia

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  • says :
    need to think
    Posted 29-12-2013 20:50

  • says :
    nice article
    Posted 28-12-2013 02:11

Aaditya Singh

  • Aaditya Singh says :
    We need an Eath life, coz 1 Earth hour every year is not enough any more.
    Posted 10-05-2013 23:35

Eco Generation

  • says :
    Looking forward to hear a good news from you :D
    Posted 21-03-2013 09:45

  • George Zacharia says :
    Well @Christie, will try my best! :D
    Posted 13-03-2013 23:36

  • says :
    @Simran Oh that sounds so romantic. Coffee and candle.
    Posted 13-03-2013 11:06

  • says :
    Great! How about take a short nap during the Earth hour and refresh up yourself?
    Then you can concentrate on study more :)
    Posted 13-03-2013 11:05

  • Simran Vedvyas says :
    Nice Report George, Where ever you are and even if you are sipping coffee with your study book in candle light or even better organizing a group study with friends so some saving is there (just an idea). Even if you are studying with lights ON is good because Education is Leading the Way Forward... Don't forget to post your pictures and You are so much an integral part of this celebration with us :-) All the best for your Science Exam and Dubai Expo 2020
    Posted 13-03-2013 03:50

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