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At 8.30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012, hundreds of millions of people across the globe will switch off the lights of homes and businesses for one hour – Earth Hour, the world’s largest public environmental action – acknowledging a commitment to go beyond the hour with actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead. Your business can provide a great contribution to this global pursuit of ongoing environmental change.

Businesses can support Earth Hour 2012 by firstly switching out the lights of premises and encouraging staff and customers to also participate. Businesses are in a great position to then take action and encourage efforts that go beyond the hour by implementing practices and offering services that enable staff and customers to make ongoing changes to reduce their impact on the planet. Show current and future staff and customers you’re supporting

Earth Hour and contributing to global environmental change!

The following information outlines the various levels of commitment to Earth Hour, be it big or small.

1) Switch off non-essential lights at 8:30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012

Turn off non-essential lights in your buildings, facilities and signage during Earth Hour 2012 from 8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012. Join other committed businesses around the world in leading global environmental change.

2) Register your business’ commitment on

Show your support for Earth Hour 2012 by signing up at and sharing your ongoing actions for the planet with the people of the world. It’s free and we’ll send you regular Earth Hour updates with inspiring actions from people across the globe.

3) Communicate Earth Hour to your neighbors

Tell neighboring businesses about your participation in Earth Hour 2012 and any positive actions for the planet you are taking that go beyond the hour.

4) Communicate Earth Hour to staff

Business support for Earth Hour is about every level of your organization becoming involved, from CEO and Board members through to administrative staff. Communicate Earth Hour to all staff using email and other newsletters, posters, intranet, SMS, website, staff associations and committees. Encourage staff, colleagues and their families to take part in Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 31 March and commit to ongoing positive actions for the environment both in the workplace and at home.


5) Communicate Earth Hour to your other offices nationally and globally

Talk to your offices in other cities both nationally and around the world, and explain what you are doing to support the movement. Encourage organization-wide participation in Earth Hour as well as a commitment to actions beyond the hour that reduce your organization’s environmental impact.

6) Communicate Earth Hour to your partners, clients, suppliers and other networks

Provide information about Earth Hour to partners, clients, suppliers and other organizations your business works with on a regular basis. Let them know what your organization is doing to reduce its ecological footprint and ask them to consider what they can do beyond the hour. Add a tagline to your company signature blocks and spread the word!

7) Communicate Earth Hour to your customers

Communicate Earth Hour to your customers; encourage them to take part in Earth Hour 2012 at 8.30pm on Saturday 31.

8) Go beyond the hour with your business practices

Earth Hour is not just for one hour. It’s about making a commitment to ongoing change that reduces your impact on the environment and celebrating your commitment to the planet with the people of the world during Earth Hour.

These are some of the ways your business can start to reduce its impact on the planet today as well as reduce costs:

  1. Turning off lights after hours in offices or installing motion-sensor lighting
  2. Installing energy saving lights bulbs and devices (e.g. timers on lighting)
  3. Turning off printers, computers, monitors, microwaves and coffee machines at the
  4. power points at the end of the day when unused for long periods
  5. Switching your business’ electricity to Gold Standard Green Power
  6. Providing and encouraging staff to use recycling facilities
  7. Involve your staff in everyday change. Elect Earth Hour Monitors for your business, whose job it is to ensure lights are out and appliances are off standby at the end of each working day.

When communicating with tenants, customers, other offices and staff, make sure they are aware that your involvement in Earth Hour symbolizes your commitment to go beyond the hour with an action that benefits the environment.

10) Share your Earth Hour story with the world

Share your stories with the world and show how responsible you are of saving the planet.

To read more about this interesting subject, consider The Earth Hour website – – which provides a platform for you to tell the world what positive actions for the planet your business is taking to contribute to global environmental change.

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Some Actions to Save the Earth

On your daily activities, your good actions help to reduce the greenhouse gases and avoid negative impact on the environment. Therefore, you pave the way to protect and color the earth as green as a green organic apple.

To view the world from a green perspective has become important to the extreme. It is about a place where you, I and we live and the way we consider this environment determines our behaviors towards it. There is a need to see the earth from green glasses to emphasis on the importance on saving the earth as a healthy environment. To save the environment, let us consider, according to HowStuffWorks, the following good actions that we do on our daily life:

1.­ Don’t waste water. The little things can make a big difference. Every time you turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, you’re doing something good. Do you have a leaky? You might be wasting 200 gallons of water a day [Source: EPA]. Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water, so you aren’t wasting all that packaging as well. Wash your clothes in cold water when you can.

2. Leave your car at home. If you can stay off the road just two days a week, you’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,590 pounds per year. Combine your errands — hit the post office, grocery store and shoe repair place in one trip. It will save you gas and time.

3. Walk or ride your bike to work, school and anywhere you can. You can reduce greenhouse gases while burning some calories and improving your health. If you can’t walk or bike, use mass or carpool. Every car not on the road makes a difference.

4. Recycle. You can help reduce pollution just by putting that soda can in a different bin. If you’re trying to choose between two products, pick the one with the least packaging. If an office building of 7,000 workers recycled all of its office paper waste for a year, it would be the equivalent of taking almost 400 cars off the road [Source: EPA].

5. Compost. Think about how much trash you make in a year. Reducing the amount of solid waste you produce in a year means taking up less space in landfills, so your tax dollars can work somewhere else. Plus, compost makes a great natural fertilizer. Composting is easier than you think.

6. Change your light bulbs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy.

7. Make your home more energy efficient and save money. Clean your air filters so your system doesn’t have to work overtime. Get a programmable thermostat so you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home.

8. Maintain your car. Underinflated tires decrease fuel economy by up to three percent and lead to increased pollution and higher greenhouse gas emissions [Source: EPA]. Underinflation also increases tire wear, so it will save you money in the long run if you’re good about checking your tire pressure.

9. Drive smarter. Slow down — driving 60 miles per hour instead of 70 mph on the highway will save you up 4 miles per gallon. [Source: Consumer Guide Automotive]. Accelerating and braking too hard can actually reduce your fuel economy, so take it easy on the brakes and gas pedal.

10. Turn off lights when you’re not in the room and unplug appliances when you’re not using them. It only takes a second to be environmentally conscious.

These are some good deeds that make great difference and pave the way to saving our environment.

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