Thursday, 24 March 2011

Sky Watch, Queensland, Australia, Earth Watch


In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries/territories officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.

On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.


 
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On the beach of Queensland. Photo taken by my Dutch daughter, Thyme!
Saturday will be Earth Watch!



Sky Watch is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia
Thank you so much for this great meme, it's always a pleasure to participate, and see all the other skies around the world. If you want to see some other skies please click on the logo in the side bar.

24 comments:

Dina said...

Thyme's photo is lovely.
Enjoy the darkness, Wil; maybe we will see more stars than usual too.

Because of the Sabbath Israel is doing the Earth Hour tonight instead of with the rest of the world on Saturday.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you so much for the reminder Wil. I will definitely turn out my lights on Saturday, go into the darkness on my porch swing and remember what a marvelous planet we have and how we need to be much better stewards.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, Wil, thank you so much for the reminder and I will be joining all of you in celebrating our incredible planet and hoping we all keep it in our thoughts and prayers and actions over the next year. I do love Thyme's photo! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

George said...

Thank you for the reminder about Earth Hour. I hope more people than ever join this year.
Your daughter's photo is magnificent. I also like your header very much.

morememes said...

Hiya Wil,
I was mesmerized by the canyon header, with that tender green focal point so in contrast with the hard rock.

In a way I wish that the lights out/power off was at the same time all over the globe, from a sharing point of view.

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks for the reminder, Wil -- a lovely dark, quiet hour sound perfect.

Light and Voices said...

What a stitch...that puppy on your sidebar is a riot! Puppy is yours?
Joyce M

Terrebel said...

A couple of candles and a game of "Ganzenbord" are standing ready for me and my kids...Beautiful sunset by the way!

And yes, there is plenty of energy for all to go around. We should simply stop wasting it. It's really not that hard not to leave the light on in the bathroom, getting LED's instead of lightbulbs or closing the curtains half an hour earlier than usual.

Have a good weekend!

Terrence looks at the sky

Brenda said...

Thanks for the reminder Wil, and I love your header photo!

Dhemz said...

this shot is gorgeous! looks like a painting to me. Hope you can check out my Skywatch Friday as well. Thanks!

Hildred and Charles said...

We are all set for the Earth Hour, - lovely photo and I too think your header is very beautiful

Indrani said...

I too will be participating.

ladyfi said...

So gorgeous! We really must cherish our planet.

Ann said...

Thank you for reminding me. I forgot otherwise I will tell my students.

Kay said...

I took part in this last year and I certainly will do it again this year!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

lovely photo, my Dear. We need to protect the Earth...As soon as possible.
congrats to her
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/03/the-uruguay-of-my-dreams/

From The Heart said...

beautiful photo and great thought. Thanks for reminding!
Blessings,
Shirley

Rosey said...

thanks for the reminder.... I am going to commit to more re-using this year, which saves me money too.

Kim, USA said...

Fantastic sky!!Love the colors!

Sky Watch Friday

Marina said...

I will turn of the lights like last year!!! Greece is participating too!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful photos. Tomorrow night will be special. I love Earth Hour. It feels as if the earth is sighing in peace and relaxation.

My garden haven said...

Yes, let's all be reminded to do our part on Earthwatch night. Thank you for the reminder.
Rosie

eileeninmd said...

A gorgeous beach and sky. Looks like a lovely day. Happy skywatching!

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh beautiful photo.
Almost wish Earth Hour could be once a month - image the accumulated effects!