On the 27th of March 2010, which was the designated date for the year's Earth Hour, the campaign was expected to spurn better responses compared to the previous years since it started.
I was excited that the yearly campaign is once again on and looked forward to being a part of a historic and meaningful event like this.
Last year, I took photos of the houses around my neighborhood and was quite disappointed in the response of the locals around my place.
This year, I was waiting in anticipation and decided to take it further from my place, to see the response from the island.
However, I was disappointed as I saw the raging and oncoming lights on the road and also the residential areas.
Scene from my condo carpark (close to 8.30pm)
There does not seem to be any level of awareness from the public on the running of this event!
I don't know why, it seems that no one is bothered to even turn off the lights for only one hour to support this worldly cause?
I heard that it was the same for other states as well, now I think this is also probably due to the low publicity/campaign on the Earth Hour which led to such poor response.
However, the clear winner is this, Eastin Hotel Penang (and the PJ one too) as they truly supported the whole cause by turning off most of the unnecessary lights for one hour!
Brave and a round of applause to Eastin Hotel =)
This is a good start, to create awareness among the public and does not mean that you only observe this once a year.
If switching off unnecessary lights in joint effort can save so much in an hour, imagine if we were to individually practise it at all times and every day.
We are doing the Earth, the place where we live in a huge favour which in return benefits ourselves too! =)
So, start by making it a habit to turn off your lights when not in use, and remember to save the Earth by recycling, etc!
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