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I was watching National Geographic Channel on TV and came across the ad for Earth Hour. I went online immediately to find out more details… So what did I find?
The world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming!
Who can vote?
Anyone can vote! Any human on planet Earth must vote to save our home, the Earth.
How do you cast a vote?
On March 28 you can VOTE EARTH by switching off your lights for one hour, from 8:30pm until 9:30pm in your country’s local time.
Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.
Why is this global election very important?
The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. They need at least one billion votes for Earth, to tell world leaders that we have to take action against global warming and save Earth.
1,539 cities and towns in 80 countries have already committed to VOTE EARTH for Earth Hour 2009, as part of the worlds first global election between Earth and global warming.
What can you (the reader) do to participate?
Spread the word about this initiative. Forward this page link to all whom you know as soon as possible. We need to save our Earth on time. And finally cast your vote on 28 March.
Watch video on Vote Earth 2009 election
Below is the explanation given at Earth Hour website.
What it’s all about. It’s as simple as a flick of the switch.
This year, Earth Hours has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming.
WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community.
A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.
We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.
VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.
Saturday, March 28, 8:30pm-9:30pm.
Get more information from these websites
Earth Hour – Global: http://www.earthhour.org/
Earth Hour – Malaysia: www.earthhour.org/malaysia/
Vote Earth 2009: www.voteearth2009.org/home/
Some of the Celebrities in Malaysia involved in Vote Earth campaign