“Please Vote Earth and support Earth Hour 2010”: This is the strong call from Andrew Boraine, Chief Executive of the Cape Town Partnership and ambassador of this year’s Earth Hour 2010 to Managers and Owners of Commercial and Residential Properties in the Central City of Cape Town.
Boriane has sent a message to owners and managers in the Central City making a personal call on them to help send a powerful message on climate change to key leaders in the world who have the power to help reduce the world’s reliance on emissions-causing fossil fuels.
This they can do by switching off their lights between 20h30 and 21h30 on March 27, 2010.03.08
“As we know, energy security is a huge issue in South Africa and we need to apply ourselves seriously to reduce our reliance on coal-fired electricity and to stop producing the harmful emissions that will hit the poorest in our country the hardest,” Boraine said in his letter.
“Energy efficiency is a matter of urgency, consciousness and good business. One hour is enough to send a powerful message, but we need to take it further by all doing our part to reduce our energy consumption. “
The WWF is urging all businesses and citizens to show their respect for the planet by supporting the big switch-off and by taking a pledge to reduce energy consumption.
Earth Hour was started in 2007, when 2,2 million people in Sydney, Australia switched off their lights for the event. In 2008, the event went global and 50 million people in 400 cities around the world took part.
The momentum grew and in 2009, hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour.
Earth Hour 2010 continues to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community
You can sign up and pledge your support by visiting http://www.earthhour.org.za now.