Earth Hour, Mar 28. The world’s first global election.


The WWF is using the annual Earth Hour as a way to get folks thinking about climate change and to send a message to policy makers that the people of the planet are deeply worried. Damn right we are — Stephen

From Earth Hour: Vote Earth – The world’s first global election:


On March 28 you can VOTE EARTH by switching off your lights for one hour.

IN 2009, EARTH HOUR IS BEING TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet.

Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

“Earth Hour is a way for the citizens of the world to send a clear message. They want action on climate change.”

— UN Secretary-General Ban.

“Earth Hour 2009 will be even bigger because the threats posed by unchecked climate change are escalating, along with people’s concern. We need every individual, government and business to play a part. Earth Hour provides a constructive platform for engaging these stakeholders and demonstrates the impact we can have when we act together. 
— Julia Marton-Lefèvre Director General, IUCN

The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. We want one billion votes for Earth, to tell world leaders that we have to take action against global warming.


Call for Climate-safe Living


“Our fingers are glued to the global climate thermostat. And in a feverish delirium where the present has been severed from the future, we dial it higher and higher.Foolishly and dangerously.”Coming soon on IPS, a new four-part article series that looks at the psychological and behavioural changes needed to dial down the temperature on our global greenhouse.Includes: Three Basic Principles for Climate-safe Living

Reduce. Eliminate. Demand. R.E.D.