Thursday, 18 March 2010


 For one hour on Saturday March 27th beginning at 8.30pm  we are being encouraged to  switch off the lights to show we care about climate change.  The idea comes from the WWF and the ambitions plan is to get a billion people worldwide taking part this year.

Earth Hour started in Australia,  in 2007 and last year saw hundreds of millions of people switching off . Over 4000 cities in 88 countries signed up last year and this year 100 countries and millions of individuals have signed up. Buildings throughout the world including iconic landmark, offices  and tourist attractions will switch off. 
  • If your Church is floodlit turn the floodlighting off for an hour? 
  • Organise a Church service in candlelight to sit and pray for the world for an hour.
  • Meet with friends for supper by candlight. 
  • Take a walk in the countryside for an hour and enjoy the darkness.
For more information about Earth Hour, to sign up as an individual committing yourself to take part, and to see where events will be taking place go to :

___posted March 16th 2010___

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