One Dog, One Hour, One Vote - really can make a difference. And here's your chance to show how!
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to Vote Earth and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
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, and yes, every dog!. 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. Join those in support and sign up today!
To get ready for Earth Hour, Mum decided since both me and Gracie are just a wee bit too small to turn off the wall switches, that we would utilize Gracie's larger mitts to help us turn off the lamp lights this Saturday.
So here's Gracie, learning how to turn off the light! This vid is also the first in our series of 'Fun Games'. Hope you enjoy!