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Old March 16th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #1
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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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About Earth Hour Hong Kong
It's as simple as the flick of a switch.

Web : http://www.earthhour.org.hk/eng/

What began as a campaign to get Sydney-siders to turn their lights off, has grown to become the world's biggest climate change initiatives. At 8:30pm on March 28 2009, people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour. We're aiming to reach one billion people, more than 1000 cities, all joining together in a global effort to show that it's possible to take action on climate change and play a part in ensuring a sustainable future.

Earth Hour, initiated by WWF in 2007, had 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses in Sydney, Australia turn off their lights for one hour. It caught the world's attention when its icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House turned their lights off. In 2008, 50 million people in 370 cities across 35 countries participated in Earth Hour. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome's Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square, New York, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

If Sydney and 370 cities around the world could make it, Hong Kong can make it too.

It is our turn to make a difference. On 28 March 2009, Hong Kong, will be joining Beijing and Shanghai to make history by joining Earth Hour, turning off the lights for one hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

It will be a time when Hong Kong joins other cities around the globe to turn our city dark, and for Hong Kong people to think about how we can change our lifestyles to reduce our impact on the environment, It will be a time when we rejoice and celebrate our determination to save our planet; it will be a time when we encourage our families, friends and colleagues to take actions on climate change.

We can make a big difference with one simple action. So gear up for what will be the biggest and most important Earth Hour of our planet's history.

Join us for Earth Hour 2009, and turn off your lights at 8:30pm on Saturday, 28 March for a brighter future. Sign-up here now! We will see hope in darkness.

For further information, please contact us at earthhour@wwf.org.hk
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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Old March 30th, 2009, 05:30 AM   #4
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Top at switching off
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, March 30, 2009

Hong Kong has come out on top as the Asian city with the most buildings taking part in the World Wide Fund for Nature's Earth Hour event on Saturday evening.

More than 1,800 buildings, including Hong Kong Stadium and the International Finance Centre, went dark, according to WWF initial figures.

"I hope people now see how small changes can collectively make a difference," the fund's director of development, Laura Weeks, said.

WWF will announce the final results on April 6.
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Big guns ready to dim it down for the planet
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, May 11, 2009

Some of the city's biggest landlords have signed Friends of the Earth's Dim It Charter to keep a midnight light curfew beginning on June 21.
Riding on the success of the World Wide Fund for Nature's Earth Hour in March that saw 2.9 million Hongkongers participating, the latest campaign is to make efficient use of lighting a daily habit, FoE director Edwin Lau Che-feng said.

"After a slow start in 2006, the growing `lights out' and `dim it' movements have gained momentum with more than 460 buildings and offices participating, up from 140 last year," he said. "We should go beyond the symbolic gesture of having lights off for a mere couple of minutes or hours by taking solid action."

With 180 of their premises participating, the biggest retail landlord, Link Management, has signed on to switch off their exterior neon and other non-essential lighting.

"Our premises are on the doorstep of 40 percent of the population so we'll be switching off at midnight every night to avoid light nuisances," a spokeswoman said.

The Link will also be including the voluntary charter in its new leases, along with the New World Group.

With the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which is under its management, also participating, NWG and its subsidiary will be committing 60 buildings and properties to the charter, including their Tsuen Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay towers, group director of corporate affairs Kwan Chuk-fai said.

The Sino Group has committed 91 properties, along with its City Garden, Island Pacific, Royal Pacific and Gold Coast hotels, to the campaign. "Some tenants were a little hesitant at first, but it's an easy win-win situation with lower electricity bills on one hand and lesser demand leading to fewer emissions," a Sino Estates Management general manager said.
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Quote:
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... that's like two months ago...
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:14 PM   #10
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Remember to live it every day.
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Switch off your computer
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:45 PM   #12
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You should be switching off your A/C or at least turn it up by a degree or two at least! That uses up a lot more power than a computer.
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Not using A/C at all dude. You lost! Now switch off your computer!
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 06:05 PM   #14
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very strange to resurrect these thread in this time of the year, instead of 2 months ago.
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下月31日熄燈1小時
2012年02月17日(五)
http://the-sun.on.cc/cnt/news/20120217/00407_077.html

【本報訊】一年一度的「地球一小時2012」熄燈行動將於下月三十一日舉行,世界自然基金會(WWF)呼籲市民於當晚八時半熄燈一小時,期望得到超過二百五十萬港人參與,與全球民眾共同參與節能行動,展示應對氣候變化的決心。

WWF最近公布「香港能源指數」,本港由一九九○年至二○○八年,整體浪費百分之二十六能源,WWF希望市民登記支持及承諾熄燈一小時,並定下個人節能目標,為未來多行一步,為可持續發展作出實際行動。

WWF建議市民透過以下行動訂立節能目標,如購買新家電時,選購符合能源效益的產品;以淋浴代替浸浴,減少熱水所耗的能源;選用可調校光暗的照明裝置;先想好要吃的東西才打開冰箱等。
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