What will you do… 364 days after the hour?

The WWF team do a brilliant task every year. In the month of March, 128 countries and over a billion people switch off their lights for 60 minutes, leading to large energy savings. You would have participated in the year 2010. What happened thereafter? Did you do something to conserve natural resources on a regular basis? Maybe as simple as saving power.

For instance, we waste electricity when we keep some of our house/office lights on, while we are out somewhere. A lot of water is wasted when a person is brushing their teeth or shaving and keeps the tap open. There are a list of things which occur in our daily life, where we continuously do things which are not good for the environment. Many of us know how dangerous it is to use plastic bags. Still, how many of us have stopped using it and adopted cloth bags instead? Small actions which will collectively result in a big change in favour of our environment are always overlooked.


We are too busy to care about it. Here is one chance where you can do your bit for the environment and make it a better place to stay in for the future generation.

BlogAdda teams up with Earth Hour India and pledges to go beyond the 60 minute mark. On March 26th, at 8:30 pm, we will switch off our lights.

What will you do to go beyond the hour? A whole 364 days after the hour!

  • List down your daily activities. Right from the time you wake up till the time you sleep. Analyze where you are wasting the resources and see how you can rectify it and help the environment. It might be turning off your car while the signal is red, to switching off the main switch of your TV.
  • Mention those things and observe what corrective measures you can take. Remember, be realistic in the changes you suggest to adopt.
  • Suggest the things you think everyone can incorporate in their lives. Simple things which can be very effective when done by everyone.
  • Click here to copy the code and paste alongwith your entry

    <a title="Visit blogadda.com to discover Indian blogs" href="http://blog.blogadda.com/2011/03/09/earth-hour-india-bloggers-contest-2011"> <img src="http://www.blogadda.com/images/earthhourblogadda.jpg" alt="I pledge to go beyond the hour!" /></a>
  • You might want to take a print out of the list you prepare and pin it on your clipboard so as to follow them regularly.
  • The last date for submitting your entries is March 22, 2011.

The entries will be chosen on the basis of simple doable suggestions that can be implemented quickly by a large group of people or organisation. You also need to write down what will you be doing to help contribute to this cause.

The Prizes!

  • First Prize: Earth Hour T-shirt, Magic Mug and Diary.
  • Second Prize: Earth Hour T-shirt and Magic Mug.
  • Third Prize: Earth Hour Mug and Diary.

Do not forget to check out the resources page on how you/your company/society can support Earth hour. Take the pledge now!

So, go ahead and start writing! Suggest ways to help others and yourself. You never know, with your useful suggestions, you would be responsible in saving our planet!

21 Replies to “What will you do… 364 days after the hour?”

  1. Oh God!Guess that was a weird intuition of sorts..especially the poem in the end of my post…may God give all the strength and perseverance to the people of Japan:(

  2. needless to repeat the ideas already posted,however,digging of big Tanks in rural areas will not only help in preserving water,rather it will go a long way in eradicating povery by developing fisheries in those tanks.men/women,birds,air & all other cratures will quench their thursts & remove heat in summer days.
    plantation of Pipal,Neem & TULSI Tress will always give oxygen in the air ,thereby helping conservation of energy.we must acknoledge the importance of the dictum-energy is limited,we must use it very catiously &
    as per requirement,say dire need.
    we must practise it in our lives,not to remain satisfied with slogans only or by celebrating annual day by observing 24 hour darkness on a day.
    thanks & regards.
    kailash thakur,retd.joint commissioner

  3. I strongly beleive in recyling and reusing. It reduces the amount of waste that is thrown into the community dustbins thereby making the environment cleaner and the air more fresh to breathe. Since we all are aware of the menace of waste bottles, it’s essential that individually we all come up with innovative and practical ideas to recycle, and reuse them. I have tried to GO GREEN by reusing the wasted glass bottles which can be used for flower vase or just eye catching decoration. There are many other ways of recycling Trash into art…

    http://sarikachowdhery.blogspot.com/2010/11/art-from-trash.html

  4. One person’s change can bring alot of difference in the lives of many more. Today I am very happy, that millions of souls are joining hands in making this Earth a better planet. What we enjoyed for all many years, we must be able to give it back to our children to enjoy. We have just one planet, we have just one home !

    My writing for this great cause 🙂

    http://theindiantalks.blogspot.com/2011/03/save-your-planet-save-your-home.html

    Vasanth G.Benjamin
    Founder and Writer
    The Talks of a Native Indian

  5. I strongly beleive in recyling and reusing. It reduces the amount of waste that is thrown into the community dustbins thereby making the environment cleaner and the air more fresh to breathe. Since we all are aware of the menace of waste bottles, it’s essential that individually we all come up with innovative and practical ideas to recycle, and reuse them. I have tried to GO GREEN by reusing the wasted glass bottles which can be used for flower vase or just eye catching decoration. There are many other ways of recycling Trash into art…

    http://sarikachowdhery.blogspot.com/2010/11/art-from-trash.html

  6. this earth hour 60+ will tell the world that the climate change starts and have to wake up to survive in this beautiful world.

  7. when we go for marketing (sp. green vegitables) we use lots of folythene bags. we should stop the use of poly bags by using cotton/jute bags. which will save our soil and environment.

  8. Oh looks like I missed this one..its almost a month now after the last date:-(Is this contest over?Are the results announced?

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