WWF Earth Hour 2010 takes place today, Saturday the 27th of March at 8.30pm (local time). A global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the country and the rest of the world. Norway will give it our full support.

It works if we work it!
Earth Hour - LogoOne thing is clear after the climate summit in Copenhagen: The need for cooperation and action against climate change has never been more important. Let’s show the top leaders that the world can work together – especially in Blogspher – and make the biggest climate change campaign today! Cities, municipalities, businesses, organizations and individuals around the world will turn off their lights one hour for the climate. Let us all send a clear message: The need for climate continues – and we are all part of the solution.

Norway results from 2009:
Some results for a survey by WWF after last years campaign in Norway:
* 46% = 1.8 million Norwegians said it helped to promote the climate issue
* 29% = 800 000 believe that it helped to increase their commitment to climate question
* the decline in Norway’s electricity consumption was about 200 MW during the hour – equivalent to 5 million 40-watt light bulbs.

The goal for 2010:
In 2009 the number of participants was close to one billion, spread over more than 4,000 cities in 88 countries. This year the goal is to top the one billion threshold, and increase the number of participating cities to 6000 World Cities like Seoul, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Moscow are already registered, and iconic buildings such as New York’s Empire State Building and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge will be dark. In Norway, large employee and labour organizations as well as the government and public sector have gotten behind the campaign.

Update after 9:30PM – My wife and I had a romantic seafood dinner during Earth Hour:
Earth Hour 2010 Lobster dinner Norway #1 Earth Hour 2010 Lobster dinner Norway #2

RennyBA’s Earth Hour 2010 Link Love Chain:
For those of you who make a post about this, please let me know in comments and I’ll update this post with a link to yours. Let’s make a Link Love Chain to show the world that Bloggers Care for The Earth too!

1: Saboma – US, California – Maryannaville
2: DianeCA – Norway – DianeCA’s Metamorphoses
3: Rowan Conway – Canada – Rowan’s Green Dream
4: noel, hawaii – Hawaii – A Planet Fantastic In Hawaii
5: Lelé Batita – Portugal – Perola de Cultura
6: Hagemor – Norway – Hagemor
7: Michelle – Amherst, NY in US – Rambling Woods~The Road Less Traveled

42 Comments

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  2. Great information. It was nice to know how the affect was locally. Good Job Norway, lets do it even better tonight!! Come visit me for suggestions on how to pass the time!

  3. I visited Diane and have taken her list to heart. Romantic evening planned in New Hampshire!

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  5. Thank you for the reminder, Renny! I had totally forgotten.
    Add us to your list, kind Sir, please and thank you again!

    http://www.maryannaville.com/wwf-earth-hour-2010-california/

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  7. I did a post earlier about living green here in Hawaii, would love to share it for earth hour also.

    here’s my contribution.

    http://aplantfanatic.blogspot.com/2010/03/living-green-life-and-celebrating-earth.html

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  9. This is GREAT, Renny! I will be interested to read what the Statistics are for 2010….Bravo to you for writing about this and for caring, my dear.

  10. I made a post about the earth Hour in Portugal in my Blog.
    Me and my family we’ll suport this cause.

    http://peroladecultura.blogspot.com/2010/03/hora-do-planeta-apagao-mundial.html

    Kisses.

    Lelé

  11. I have never heard so many arguments for not taking part in this event as on facebook today… I had a few thought on my blog…but my English isn’t the best…

    http://hagemor.blogspot.com/2010/03/earth-hour.html

  12. Hello Renny

    I’ve updated the subject “Earth Hour 2010” with a new post and I linked Terella’s post abou it.

    Thanks.

  13. I also did a post and sponsor a “Thinking Green” meme.. Michelle

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  15. Renny
    The picture I post about the World Water Day is taken in the wonderfull Sognefjord in 1999.
    :-))

  16. I had supper with friends last night in a restaurant and they had their lights out all night, not just for an hour.

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  18. This is wonderful, we did our part too over here in Singapore. We came back after celebrating our younger daughter’s birthday and leave the lights off. It was fun and I’m glad my children are aware of the need to conserve energy.

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  20. I came to tell you that I have a relocation break –
    back blogging from Morocco when we have internet connection!
    Until then,
    bye, bye…

  21. A great post, many thanks for bringing so many issues to my attention.

  22. Nice information Renny and that dinner looks so romantic!

  23. You really have presented the facts here. I have no clue of the results of Sweden :-)

    Yep, an excellent opportunity to a romantic evening!

  24. Perhaps it is time not only to turn out the lights for an hour but also for an hour-long global outcry by great numbers of people.

    Many more people are going to have to speak out loudly, clearly and often about what is somehow true, as each of us sees what is real, so that the whole world can hear our voices. I do not believe that it is ever too late to do the right thing; but it is getting “late in the day” to make necessary changes away from soon to become patently unsustainable global human overproduction, overconsumption and overpopulation activities. Even though a colossal wreckage can be apprehended in the offing if silence prevails over speech-to-power, there is still enough daylight for us to see dimly that adequate space-time exists in which to move forward fast toward sustainability.

  25. Wonderful information
    our world need that !!!
    Great post :-)

    (sorry for my late visit I had no time to visit all blogs
    but I’m here now …………. LOL)

    Have a wonderful evening :-)

  26. Renny we turned the lights off in our house then walked outside in our neighborhood and saw that everyone else had their lights on, TV, etc. We live in one of the most conservative area around Atlanta unfortunately, 99% Conservative Republicans and ubber Christians who believe that global warming is a liberal plot. It is very sad – I wish we could move somewhere else.

  27. I was in Montreal over the WE for work and I don’t think much happened, unfortunately. Canada’s current Prime Minister certainly doesn’t do much in terms of slowing down climate change and protecting the environment.

  28. I’m all for fighting the climate change and I suppose that the Earth hour is a sort of beginning. However, I’m also afraid that it will be an excuse for people in power and the carbon lobby to continue with politically correct rhetoric only and fight the change in practice.

  29. Earth hour is a great idea but I think it need more publicity.

  30. Renny, love, candles, organic wine and turning off the light and relaxing. Is there any better way to contribute saving mother earth?

    Living in Norway is one of the best ways for an urban person like me to start relating to nature and give it its value.
    I let you hear with this lovely words from Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, about enjoying nature, which is the best way to caring about earth!
    “Feel the air up above,… A pool of blue sky,…
    Fill the air up with love,… Black with starlight,…
    Feel the sky blanket you,… with gems & rhinestones,…
    See the path cut by the moon,… For you to walk on,…

  31. Try talking to her again and see what happens. Feelings like this are not always clear cut…and not certain after one drunken conversation ;)

  32. I also participated, glad to see so many in Norway did too!

  33. Renny…such a romantic supper!!!!

    I bet Diane was all for that!

    Hope all is well and have a great rest of the week

    Love, Jess

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  35. Hi very lovely picture i love very much this type of video because it is very testy.

  36. Love it! You go, Mr. Renny!

  37. Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. Individuals, businesses and governments will turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change. In 2009 Earth Hour aims to reach 1 billion people in 1,000 cities.

  38. very nice, we took part too, but no extra special dinner

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