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EARTH HOUR

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumMar 18, 2008 1:04 PM

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I'm Just One Person. What Can I Do About Global Warming?EARTH HOUR 2008

Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

This simple act has captured the hearts and minds of people all over the world. As a result, at 8pm on the 29 March, 2008 millions of people in some of the world's major capital cities, including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane, Tel Aviv and Manila will unite and switch off for Earth Hour.

Every individual matters. Each of us has the power to make a difference. No, I'm not suggesting turning off the lights will stop climate change, but I do see a reason for hope in the effort--Around the world we are collectively recognizing:

Spaceship Earth, we have a problem.

And that's a beginning...

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