Posts Tagged ‘Earth Hour’

Why Earth Day Should Become Earth Year

  • David Miller
  • 22 April 2013

Today is Earth Day, the annual global event held to highlight environmental issues and demonstrate support for environmental protection. As with all periods of transition, we need to start with small steps. But how long will it take for more and more people to wake up to what it means to to be “green” all year round?


Earth Hour 2012 – 8:30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 30 March 2012

On Saturday, 31 March at 8:30pm, The Travel Word team will proudly observe Earth Hour by shutting off lights for an hour. From its already impressive one-city debut in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour this year expects that “hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world” will unite in support of the largest environmental event in history.


Video Spotlight: Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS

  • Paul Tavner
  • 20 November 2011

This genuinely amazing video, compiled by filmmaker Michael König using images shot from recent missions on the International Space Station (ISS), reminds us that space, as a wise man once said, is the final frontier. But with our ambition and pioneering instinct, mankind has never been particularly daunted by frontiers. If we’re ever to get anywhere, though, we should never forget where we come from.


Earth Hour 2011 – 8:30pm, Saturday 26 March 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 26 March 2011

The instant this goes live it will be 8:30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Earth Hour will have just begun, exactly where it first started four years ago. The WHL Group encourages you to support this year’s Earth Hour effort and to push beyond the record 128 countries and territories that participated in 2010 by switching off the lights of iconic buildings and landmarks all across the globe. All you have to do is as little as turn off your lights for 60 minutes.

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