Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour-Save our Planet !


This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. Earth Hour 2009 is scheduled for March 28, 2009 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time, and participants are encouraged to turn off all their lights for one hour. Over 74 countries and states have already publicly declared their support for Earth Hour.

Please visit and sign the petition, and mark your calendars for March 28, 2009 to turn your lights out for one hour at 8:30 pm local time. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

‘“The act of switching non-essential lights is a simple and effortless step that every person can take that can trigger a huge positive impact against climate change. The message we are trying to give is that every person, by taking a small action such as turning off a light, can make a huge difference in the fight against climate change””, said WWF Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Dr Dionysius Sharma.

The whole world is talking about Global Warming, Climate Change and Carbon Foot Print. We need the world to take action on Global Warming.

Thanks Google image

Global warming is the term applied to an increase in the overall temperature of the earth. Just a small rise in temperature ( 2° F or 1.1°C) can have serious effect on climatic conditions and weather changes. This could affect the frequency and severity of storms, hurricanes and tornados, distort seasons duration, increased cloud cover, change in precipitation level and wind pattern.

Global average temperatures have stayed fairly constant over that time as well, until recently. Through the burning of fossil fuels and other GHG emissions, humans are enhancing the greenhouse effect and warming Earth.

Scientists often use the term "climate change" instead of global warming. This is because as the Earth's average temperature climbs, winds and ocean currents move heat around the globe in ways that can cool some areas, warm others, and change the amount of rain and snow falling. As a result, the climate changes differently in different areas.

The average global temperature and concentrations of carbon dioxide (one of the major greenhouse gases) have fluctuated on a cycle of hundreds of thousands of years as the Earth's position relative to the sun has varied. As a result, ice ages have come and gone.However, for thousands of years now, emissions of GHGs to the atmosphere have been balanced out by GHGs that are naturally absorbed. As a result, GHG concentrations and temperature have been fairly stable. This stability has allowed human civilization to develop within a consistent climate.

A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.

The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent.(Information collected from carbonfootprint.)

1. The primary footprint is a measure of our direct emissions of CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels including domestic energy consumption and transportation (e.g. car and plane). We have direct control of these.

2. The secondary footprint is a measure of the indirect CO2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use - those associated with their manufacture and eventual breakdown. To put it very simply – the more we buy the more emissions will be caused on our behalf.For More information visit Here.

Electricity is one of the biggest producers of carbon emissions, so every time you make a coffee or turn the television on you are adding to global warming.

Excessive electricity demand is one of the biggest culprits in terms of carbon emissions. On the many simple ways you can reduce your electricity usage, starting with lighting. Earth Hour is all about turning the lights out, so how about using energy-efficient lighting? Replace power hungry incandescent bulbs with CFL (compact fluorescent) or LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs. Energy-saving bulbs have come a long way in recent years. They now come in all shapes and sizes with more being introduced all the time.

They have several recommendations

Who will supply electricity from renewable sources (e.g. wind and hydroelectric power) - this will reduce your carbon footprint contribution from electricity to zero

Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, , computer etc. etc. ...)

Unplug your mobile phone as soon as it has finished charging

Defrost your fridge/freezer regularly

Go for a run rather than drive to the gym. Do your weekly shopping in a single trip

Use the bus or a train rather than your car .For short journeys either walk or cycle

When on holiday - hire a bicycle to explore locally rather than a car

When staying in a hotel/home turn the lights and air-conditioning off when you leave your hotel /home.

Don't buy bottled water if your tap water is safe to drink

Buy local fruit and vegetables, or even try growing your own

Don't buy fresh fruit and vegetables which are out of season, they may have been flown in

Buy organic produce .Recycle as much as possible

Recycling uses less energy and produces less pollution than making things from scratch.

Another form of recycling is composting household and garden waste.

Compost helps fertilize soil, making plants and vegetables grow better

You can compost Garden waste (fallen leaves, grass cuttings and prunings)

Kitchen waste (such as raw vegetables, fruit, crushed egg shells, tea leaves and tea bags)

In addition try, shredded paper and cardboard.

Images from (Google Image)

A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour. Get involved and take action to save the planet. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations. It doesn't cost the Earth to save the planet.

Sunday, March 8, 2009



"It's time to give the lie to the old saying that behind every successful man there's a woman"

Women.. Perfection what defines you! Women's Day… It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.Any woman who's had to balance work, home, family, chores etc will love this day. A few women achieved power and fame through their roles as wives, mothers, daughters, and grandmothers; a very few achieved lasting fame through their own achievements. Women have made their mark in the workplace, and not just in the 20th century. Women have founded or inherited and run major business enterprises, and women have organized the workplace for better working conditions and compensation

They deserve more than just a day of appreciation. Women are making impressive strides to catch up with gender equity keep cropping up every once in a while. The women's day is not only meant for womanhood.. it also combines motherhood which is the root cause / origin of mankind.. dedicating one day to motherhood in the name of women's day and thinking about how each and every woman must play her role to progress herself.. From being a homemaker to a pilot, the sky is really the limit for women..

Women have shown they can be tough , if not tougher too. Yes, women today are everywhere, doing things never thought possible before.ALL THE WONDERS SHE SEEK HER WITHIN HERSELF.She fills moments with sunshine&joy.It could be mom, who patiently changed your nappies and comforted you during tough times.It could be wife simple, caring and loving.. And yet she finds the time to take care of kids the way only she can. Women is the power that can create ,love and bring up the ones who are lost. She keeps alive the humanity in a man.Most importantly she gives and spreads inspirations as well as motivations to others !

By far a woman’s best role and one that gives her the acclaim and respect –Man cant be without a women. she is Janani.she takes all the pain and gives a reason to smile for everyone. Woman is definitely the better half of man. Women is the power that can create ,love and bring up the ones who are lost. She keeps alive the humanity in a man..

Essence of women is in Beauty, patience, bubbly, naughty,caring, warm, lovable, stylish,maddening ,intuitive,homely, intelligent,efficient.... of all above and some more mixed in different proportions, simple, caring and loving by woman world is complete.A tribute to our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives. India's fabulous, astonishing women…. Women is all respect them and love them.

Here ‘s wishing a truly amazing women A Very Happy Women’s day!