Sunday, March 21, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

The Earth Hour 2010 initiative is now a global event. At 8.30pm on Saturday, March 27, nearly 100 iconic landmarks in 1,000 cities and towns around the world will switch off their lights for Earth Hour 2010, joining hundreds of millions of people showing their commitment to the environment.

Earth Hour will reach new heights this year, with the world's three tallest buildings - the new Burj Khalifa in Dubai, CN Tower in Toronto and Taipei 101 in Taiwan - going dark for the global event.

Clean Australia Day - Sunday, 7 March 2010

This year was special for Clean Australia Day and provided a great opportunity to get out and help clean neighbourhoods.

I participated at Glenwood and Kellyville sites. This is one example of taking direct action for your neighbourhoods.

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the nation today helped celebrate Clean Up Australia Day’s 20th anniversary year, donning gloves to clean up Australia’s major rubbish hotspot areas and clear the most frequently dropped items, including cigarette butts and recyclables such as glass, plastic and paper.

It has been estimated that a staggering 15,560 tonnes of rubbish has been removed from beaches, waterways, parks and bushland across Australia. Approximately 588,000 volunteers across the country are taking part in the day at 7073 registered sites, which marks an increase of 6% from 2009.