Monday, March 21, 2011

~ Earth Hour 2011 ~

Earth Hour 2011 is back and will take place in Singapore at 8.30pm, Saturday, 26 March 2011.

We can do our part in conserving energy and protecting the Earth. Switching off the lights on Earth Hour is a little step and commitment to this global movement. Of course, we can always make an attempt to keep this  habit beyond the hour:

1) Switching off the lights/appliances when not in use.
2) Keep our air-condition to 25-26 oC.
3) Using energy saving bulb/appliances
4) Reduce the amount of waste. Keeping in mind the 3R principle. (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
5) Whenever possible, take a walk or public transport. :)

Lights will also be out on many of our iconic landmarks like The Merlion, The Fullerton Hotel, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer etc. Various organisations will also be participating actively in this year's Earth Hour movement.

Hotels - Various hotels (e.g. Pan Pacific, Intercontinental Singapore etc), have pledged to switch off/dim the lights at certain areas in support of the global initiatives.

IKEA - Join IKEA for a solar-lamp lit dinner at both restaurants at the Alexandra and Tampines outlets during Earth Hour. All proceeds collected at bothe restaurants will be donated to WWF Singapore in support of their conservation and outreach efforts in Singapore. The IKEA building facade and external lights will also be switched off!

Woodland Waterfront -  There will be flea market, star gazing activities and movie screening of "Monsters vs Aliens"!
Date: 26 March 2011, Saturday
Venue: Woodlands Waterfront, Event Space
Time: 5pm – 10pm

Orchard Road - Lights will be off in Orchard Road on Earth Hour and transformed into "Sea of candles"! Light up a candle to make your pledge! (Venue: Stage in front of Wisma Atria)

Earth Hour Night Walk -  Singapore's first Earth Hour Night Walk starting on 26th March 2011 at 8:30pm at the Promontory @ Marina Bay. The walk will be about 3.5km long and takes around 1 hour to complete. It will pass by Marina Bay Sands, The Float@Marina Bay, Esplanade, One Fullerton, Clifford Pier and back to The Promontory. Registration fee is $15 and children below 12 join for free.

Mark your calendar for this Saturday's Earth Hour!


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Solar Toys said...

Very good post! We also think that just switching the lights off on March 26, 2011 is not enough. In fact, it could be considered as a symbolic act, rather than real action...

Let's surpass ourselves. Let's try to save energy on a daily basis for an entire year, that is until the Earth Hour 2012.Let's spread the word around using the social media.

Let us take action!

Lagi.Plan (

Phoebe said...

It is true that we should always keep that in mind and try to save energy on a daily basis. Hopefully Earth Hour will help to create more awareness around the world in homes and offices.

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