Saturday, March 31, 2012


PLANET DURING EARTH HOUR - There’s one common action you can take with nearly 2 billion people on March 31st at 8:30PM in your local time zone: turn off the lights. What began with the World Wildlife Foundation in Australia in 2007 has now grown to a global eco campaign that will reach individuals, families, businesses and governments when they commit to make greener choices on a daily basis.  There at least three ways you can make a difference to protect the planet: Get Involved: First, take the pledge by visiting the site. Then after you join the community via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, you can spread the word by inviting your friends, posting to your Facebook wall, tweeting your Earth Hour messages by using the hashtag #EarthHour in all your Earth Hour tweets (“@earthhour I’m switching off the lights for #earthhour”) and consider joining a MeetUp group. 

Get Children Involved: To celebrate Earth Hour, Dr. Seuss’ legendary character The Lorax will turn his moustache green for a whole day on March 31st. According to The Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” so now is your chance to do something.  You can learn and apply the list of Green Tips The Lorax has for Earth Hour. Go Beyond Earth Hour: Use any number of “How-to’ Guides. Consider becoming an Earth Hour Organizer. Plan to participate in the City Challenge next year. And for those leaders in companies and corporations, become an Earth Hour partner for the future.  What Will You Do? More importantly, make smarter choices on a daily basis for a sustainable future by knowing your carbon footprint and lowering it, reducing energy use at home and on the road, purchasing energy efficient products, minimizing water use, and switching to renewable energy whenever possible.

“Earth Hour” is taking place today (March 31).  According to the WWF, the mission of Earth Hour is to “Dare the World to Save the Planet”. The international effort to switched off lights for an hour to signal climate change concerns is already happening in many parts of the world.  Many people support this powerful global message about environmental awareness, but there are also many other small actions we can do to to save energy and protect the environment.

The ancient Vedic scriptures and the life style of India, provided protection and appreciation to Mother Nature. ... No more unnecessary trips in cars. Let us use bikes whenever possible. Walk more. Do not pollute the air for petty reasons. Make less use of plastic things. It is preferable to make wooden toys for children and educate them to feel and love nature, teaching them about Mother Nature and Father Krishna. Participate actively in civic services such as planting trees in public places, provision of drinking water to passengers, cleaning of soiled areas, recycling of waste, protection against abuse of animals, etc. We should see the power of God manifested in everything, and then act with the utmost responsibility and care. Even a faucet that is leaking must be closed. We should save energy.

Śrīla Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Mahārāja :
“Ecology and Meditation”
“Body Mind and Soul in Harmony with Nature”
“The Environment”

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