Earth Hour 2012 – Dare the World to Save the Planet. Switch off your lights on Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm to be part of the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment
Earth Hour is a universal message of hope and action to protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet. Together our actions add up.
Earth hour is defined as another Hour that we spend in earth to save our planet ! Every year at Earth Hour we gather to one place walk around Capital City Male’ , Switch off Lights for One Hour and then with Authentic Dhivehi Boduberu we finish the day. Not exactly what we actually want to see. Personally i have taken part in both of rally held in Male’ to mark earth hour, most of the people gathered just walked around the crowed and few friend of mine and myself raised our voice via megafone. Unlike any other protests or any other political rally we don’t want to see massive crowed yet we want to see crowed with active initiative who are loud enough to speak up against climate change and Globalization that causes massive damages to Environment and to the planet too.
I suggest to have a campaign that shall prolong for a week or month. This campaign might be a door to door campaign explaining the scnerio to the every citizen or through internet websites and social networking (Best option i say). Well at this way we can convey what actually we must convey ! It is not about a rally that starts from one point and ends to the another point. We appreciate what scouts does . it is good to have rally but what for when it is not very fruitful. We must show actions ! We must not be someone who just hold a poster saying switch off lights when not in use and go back at home and do not actually show what poster says. That will not be any good to our environment and Climate Change.
We have to understand that we at low level. Sea level is raising every now and then ! First to have drastic impact will be countries like Maldives where sea level is too low and we can simply do nothing unless these issues are voiced up and tackled. One rally for one hour and switching off lights for one hour will not yield anything. Those are not actions. Big picture will not show any good imporvements until unless we show something that can yield outcome that we need!
Fellow Maldivians , On this earth hour let us all make a aim to contribute to save our planet. Everyday we can do may things to stop what is happening. So it is your turn ! show something that will show the result at the end of the day.