Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Earth Hour 2011 on 26 Mar 2011

Earth hour 2011 this year falls on 26 Mar 2011, which is this coming Saturday. The exact earth hour will be from 2030 hrs to 2130 hrs. I have read that many have called for the earth hour to be extended beyond that 60 minutes and that is the reason one will see some posters on this event as having the symbol “60+” instead of the usual “60”.
I am an environment-conscious person, taking my time to separate refuse from those recyclable materials, the latter which I place religiously in a recycle bag collected by the town council weekly.
I believe the annual earth hour has little impact on promoting the conservation of the environment to Singaporeans. To me, Earth hour is just one of the myriads of education programmes the government has rolled out over the years to inculcate eco-friendliness among Singaporeans, which sadly to say, have not been really very successful. It is a little reminder to be eco-friendly, it will do little to changing mindsets, which is the crucial plank in promoting Singaporeans to be eco-friendly.

Total Pageviews