Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm Part of Earth Hour

Dozens of global cities will participate in Earth Hour to turn off their light and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm (local time) tomorrow.

Earth Hour is set to be the largest environmental event in history to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis.

WWF in their recent press release stated that "Earth Hour is a global event created to symbolise that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change."

I can't help but in total agreement with the abovementioned statement. The Earth Hour cannot solve all the ills of the Environment, but let it be our resolve to heal the Environment.

As for me, i shall turn off all the lights and some non-essential electrical appliances for a whole hour from 8.30pm onwards tomorrow, sit back and enjoy the brief darkness at the comfort of my home.


  1. There is a news from Lahad Datu. A local leader says: "We have been suffer a lot of electricity failure. Do we still need participate this campaign?" It reflects the poor management of local Electricity company. I think Tawau people would feel the same too.

  2. Here's my two cent's worth.

    I do agree that it reflects the poor management of local Electricity Board. However, it also reflects the incompetence of the local leader as he didn't solve the problem of those grassroot that had vote for him.

    I can still remember those days when i need to study under the candle light at least twice a week due to electricity failure. It's a sad thing that the problem has yet to be solved till now, albeit the condition has slightly improved.

    The local leader has mislead the grassroot. Earth Hour is an environmental issue whilst electricity failure is a political issue. Rather than diagnosing the problem incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy, he should look for a solution to solve the problem once and for all.

  3. I think wat the politician could do is to urge the SESB. They couldn't involve anyway. There is only 1 electricity company in Sabah, they couldn't search other option.