Earth Hour, 8.30pm, Saturday 26th March 2011. This year, lets go beyond the one off event of 60 minutes of abstinence. So to that end, I have decided to help out WWF to ensure the message goes beyond the one single hour that people turn off their lights or power.
This year WWF are holding the Earth Hour Awards that I have offered to help promote and be a preliminary judge. Here is the blurb from their site, and please note that the apply and nominate pop-ups work from the links, but not a well as on their main site.
“In 2011 we want to unearth inspiring stories of Australian’s who are “Going Beyond the Hour”, who are leading by example and inspiring others to do the same. In 2011 we want to share these stories with the world.”
Here are all the categories that you can nominate people in.
Young Panda Award
This one’s for the under 15’s and is all about young people embodying the Earth Hour spirit. We’re looking for someone who has been proactive in reducing their environmental footprint and has inspired their friends or family to take action too. Little actions can make a big difference!
The People’s Choice Award
On March 4, the top 20 finalists will be announced. This will be your chance to cast your vote for your favourite, most inspiring story. Voting will run throughout March with the winner being announced on Earth Hour. More information to come soon!
So stay tuned as I receive more information from the promoters. It is going to be a great event!