Earth Hour

An hour in which the world is asked to turn off lights and appliances to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

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What message is earth hour trying to send?

We need to think about what we are consuming. The world does not have unlimited resources, and we need to manage the resources that we have, or they are going to run out.

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Acronyms & Abbreviations
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Is there a symbol denoting minutes rather than writing 10 minutes or 10 min?

Yes, the "prime" symbol (')can be used to denote minutes. The prime symbol looks similar to an apostrophe, but is a straight line. So, 10 minutes would be written as 10'. You didn't ask, but the double prime symbol can be used to denote seconds, as in 10".

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Why should you participate in Earth hour?

It can (slowl)y help the earth.

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How far is it from England to Sri Lanka?

It's approximatley 5413 statute miles from London, England to Colombo, Sri Lanka...as the crow flies.

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Environmental Issues
Energy Conservation
Earth Hour

What do you turn off during earth hour?

During Earth Hour, firstly, you turn off lights for an hour. To really get into the spirit and purpose of the event, it is suggested to also turn off non-essential electrical appliances, such as electronic gadgetry, televisions, DVD recorders, computers, etc. However, remember that Earth Hour is entirely voluntary, and even the smallest change can help raise awareness and make a difference.

The point of Earth Hour is to draw attention to how much electricity we use, and do without it for one hour. The amount we save is miniscule, world-wide, but the message is more important.

Use candles if you like, but not the ones with a metallic wick. These are often made of lead and put very harmful amounts of lead into the atmosphere and lungs of those nearby. Preferably do not use the cheap candles made from paraffin, a fossil fuel. Beeswax candles would be the best. You can also purchase torches that do not use electricity or batteries, but are hand-powered, turning a handle to generate the bulb. It can store the hand-generated power for some time, so you do not have to keep turning the handle.

Limited travel except on foot or by bike is suggested also, for those who are truly serious about making a difference. While turning off a 20 W light for an hour saves 20 gm of CO2 from the power station's exhaust, this is the same amount of CO2 emitted by an SUV driving 200 ft, or a Boeing 747 travelling 9 inches.

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What does Avatar name is already registered mean?

it means the name is already in use by annother avatar

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Global Warming

How does earth hour stop people contributing to global warming?

Earth Hour raises awareness of global issues, particularly in regard to our overuse of non-renewable resources, and resultant light and air pollution. In 2009, the third year of Earth Hour, WWF urged people around the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes by the time world leaders for the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009. At this meeting, government policies to take action against global warming were to be decided. People around the world were able to cast their vote at the official Earth Hour website (see link below).

Throughout maintaining peopel's awareness of global warming issues, people are also encouraged to make their voice heard, and to make any small contribution they can, even if it means just turning of appliances for awhile.

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History
Earth Hour

Where did Earth Hour start?

The first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales, Australia, in 2007. It was an idea developed by newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund). For that first ever Earth hour, 2.2 million homes and businesses in the Sydney area switched off their lights for the period of one hour.

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What does earth hour help?

it saves electricity

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When is Earth Hour by time zone?

It's 8:30pm everywhere (local time).

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Christmas
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iPod Touch

Are elfs real?

Of course elfs are real!Dont they make your toys?

and at night while your dad is out they come out and nibble on your mums boobs

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Guatemala
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How do people celebrate Christmas in Guatemala?

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Christmas in Guatemala, as in every catholic country, is very special. We do celebrate Christmas eve and Christmas day (December 24th and 25th). Usually the night of the 24th we gather in families to have a nice dinner and at midnight everyone burns fireworks to conmemorate the birth of baby Jesus. For kids Santa comes and gives them presents (same as in the US) but kids open their presents at midnight.

On the 25th, we gather again with family to eat lunch (in some houses they eat turkey, in others pork) and everybody celebrates the birth of baby Jesus with fireworks at noon and at 6pm.

As in the US, that day a lot of movies are premiered so going to the cinemas is very popular.

For New Years it depends on the place of destination. The city is left almost empty because most people like to go away for the holiday. Antigua Guatemala celebrates new years with a big party in the central park and in the Santa Catarina Arch, where the countdown for the new years is done. They have there live music, people are celebrating on the streets, and all of the bars are open until after hours.

The beaches are also full of people and there are a lot of parties that go until dawn.

Lake Atitlan is another popular destination for new years.

In contrary to other latin American countries, we don't have a holiday on January 6th, still small family gatherings are done. This date is a big deal in neighboring Mexico.

If you want specific information about your destination please tell me where exactly are you spending Christmas and new years and I can find out what will be going on on your destination. Have a great trip!

Source(s):

I am a Guatemalan living in Guatemala

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Why was earth hour started?

Why was Earth Hour started?Earth hour started because if we just turn off our electricity for an hour, we can save lots of power. Some people think we use so much power that we should make a difference. They wanted to make a change. So they invented earth hour. That's why there's earth hour. Turning off power for an hour can save a whole lot of it! Read the answers below for more details. Why should we turn off our lights?Remember, light is heat. There are polar bears in the north of Canada and they need icebergs to land on when they are tired of swimming. If they don't land, they will die. Light can melt the icebergs. Also, sometimes we use too much power. We waste it so we want to save more power. But flashlights are okay. If we turn off our lights, does that mean the Hospital lights will be off too?No. We just TRY to turn off as many lights as we can. If we seriously need them, we leave them on. Even offices and buildings will have their lights on and their computers. It's just at home. So in your house, your lights should be off. If you also can't do it at home, then do it. Only use power if it's neccecarily. What time does it start?Here in Canada and the US, it starts at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM. I don't know about the other places so you might need to ask somebody. Each year, it's in either at the end of March or at the beginning of April. It will be at nigh time because if it's at AM, you're awake and you wouldn't use power! We do it in a time that's dark. It's night, so what can we do in the dark?

I know it's night and it says in the answer above. You can open windows so it's brighter and you can play board games. You can invite a friend and play hide and seek in the dark! You can sleep. You can go out to look at the stars or just play. There's lots of stuff to do instead of using power such as playing on the computer, watching television, playing your DS or PSP or using lights.

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What makes our earth turn?

well,when the world is traveli so fast with so much gravity it spins.. well,when the world is traveli so fast with so much gravity it spins..

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What time does earth hour start and finnish 2011?

Eight Thirty PM in every time zone in the world!

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Santa Claus

What is the difference between traditions and customs?

Tradition mean custom. No different except that the spelling.

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Give you examples of hard news?

A big chode that fits in cody gates mouth. Givin to him by adam binford. Who is colton biss's b****.

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When was the first Earth Hour?

The first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia, on 31 March 2007 from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

It was an idea developed by the WWF in conjunction with the Leo Burnett Sydney advertising agency as early as 2004/2005, and backed by newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald. For that first ever Earth hour, 2.2 million homes and businesses in the Sydney area switched off their lights for the period of one hour.

In one year Earth Hour grew from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe turned out for Earth Hour. In 2009, Earth Hour took place across 25 time zones in over 4,000 cities and towns, in 88 countries. By 2010, 128 countries had joined the movement.

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Car Starting Problems
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Why 1994 Silhouette starts fine at home later it won't start for about an hour then two hours it starts again?

I would think the engine control moudule is bad. I would check and see if there is any spark when it wont start. if no spark replacr the control moudule. Its very common to act up only when warm. Also if there is spark check fuel preasure. But again I would replace the moudule

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Why is earth hour important?

Earth hour is important because we are contributing to helping the Earth by turning off our electrnics and technology.

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Earth hour turn off light waste enegry?

Not at all. The earth hour is a global movment which is amid to save energy and not waste energy. Every year there is new theme where earth hour participants work, but main focus is always on saving resources. In 2020, focus is on climate change and bushfire in australia. The event will focus on saving wildlife and protecting every species in the jungle. You can check full detail article here - earth reminder - earth hour

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Why is earth hour not on Earth Day?

They are just two separate events (holidays, events, celebrations, whatever you want to call them) that happen to be on similar topics, but still fall on different days. (Plus, it helps the earth twice!)

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Who organized Earth Hour?

The first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. It was an idea developed by newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald and WWF. From those humble beginnings, Earth Hour has grown into a worldwide movement that is essentially driven by the WWF.

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What is the purpose of Earth Hour?

During Earth Hour, households and businesses are encouraged to turn off their lights and non-essential appliances for one hour in the evening. This includes famous landmarks which, by having their lights turned off, make a strong statement about how much energy we use every day, often unnecessarily.

The purpose of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of global issues, particularly in regard to our overuse of non-renewable resources, and resultant light and air pollution. In 2009, the third year of Earth Hour, WWF urged people around the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes by the time world leaders for the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009. At this meeting, government policies to take action against global warming were to be decided. People around the world were able to cast their vote at the official Earth Hour website (see link below).

The campaign continues: the next Earth Hour will be on 29 March 2014.

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Do you have to do earth hour?

No, but it would be very good to the Earth by planting a tree and turning off your lights for 1 hour!

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