This will be the first time Malaysia officially takes part in Earth Hour. It’s good news. Events that contribute to save energy and raise people awareness about global climate changes are always good news.

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This event is part of an international campaign orchestrated by WWF. You find out more on their website http://www.earthhour.org

by switching off your lights for one hour. on March 28 you can VOTE EARTH “. The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. WWF want one billion votes for Earth, to tell world leaders that we have to take action against global warming.”

I like it.

But I really don’t like how they make you feel guilty by saying “Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.”Would it mean that if I don’t switch off my lights on Saturday at 8:30pm I am a very bad person? That I support the global warming? That sounds to me that I will be considered as evil if by “mistake” I forget to check my watch – I don’t’ have one- and don’t switch off my lights. It reminded me my childhood when we had moral classes and when we where taught the good and the bad behaviours. Unfortunately WWF uses the same language that the main religions usually use which makes you feel guilty– of feeling desire, of having eaten a bigger piece of cake than your neighbour, of been lazy today…

Sorry lah, but I believe more in positive communication than in preaching speeches.

Never mind I will try to be in KL downtown to feel the atmosphere of being in the dark. The Twin Towers should be switched off that makes a good opportunity to test my photographic skills too.

Does anybody knows when will be the next “switch off you air con” in Malaysia?

More information about Earth hour events in KL : http://www.timeoutkl.com/aroundtown/events/Earth-Hour-2009  and in Malaysia http://www.wwf.org.my

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Written by C.Bossis, Kuala Lumpur, 26 March 2009

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