Vodacom Stormers pledge their support for Earth Hour

PUBLISHED: March 24, 2009

The Vodacom Stormers have lent their support to EARTH HOUR – a global initiative designed to stimulate conversation about the future of our precious planet.

The Stormers are calling on their supporters to switch off their lights this Saturday at 20h30 – for one hour – in support of this global event.

Climate change is one of the most serious problems facing our world today. On Saturday, 28 March 2009, at 20h30, millions of people worldwide will switch off their lights to make a statement of concern about the future of our planet as part of Earth Hour, an event led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Earth Hour got its start just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million people participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few. Even Google’s homepage went black for the day!

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger—already 500 cities in over 74 countries have agreed to take part including Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Rome and Dubai with more signing up every day.

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and free. What you need to do is sign up on www.earthhour.org.za Your name will be part of a larger petition of 1 billion names that will be sent to Copenhagen at the end of the year to put pressure on world leaders to pass legislation on climate change.

The next small thing you need to do is switch off your lights for just 1 hour on the 28th of March 2009 at 20h30.

We want South Africa to switch off more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part.