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Turn off Your Lights to Save Coral Reefs!

  • Marine Depot
  • Mar 27, 2009

It appears Eric at glassbox-design.com beat me to the punch on this one. But that’s OK … the more promotion, the better. I just always figure that if you’re reading our blog, you’re probably reading the other blogs in our blogroll and, IMHO, glassbox is one of the best.

Anyway, to the the point of this post.

You may have already caught commercials on TV advertising Earth Hour, but it wasn’t until I received an email yesterday from the Coral Life Alliance that this event really hit home for me. I’ve pasted their letter below … please give it a read and consider taking part if you can. MarineDepot.com will be!

Climate change is the number one threat to our precious coral reefs. On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 pm, tens of millions of people throughout the world will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about the future of our planet as part of Earth Hour.

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) has pledged to support Earth Hour and is inviting all of our members to take part in this historic and inspiring event.

Earth Hour got its start just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million people participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few. Even Google’s homepage went black for the day!

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger—nearly 2,000 cities in more than 80 countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Nashville with more signing up every day. Around the world cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Mexico City are among the many cities that will turn out their lights. But Earth Hour isn’t just for big cities—anyone can participate. To get a better sense of the power of this event, please take a few minutes to view a video of Earth Hour 2008.

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun, and free. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for friends and families to gather together and think about the issues confronting our planet and the ways that we can work together to make a positive difference. Please join us in taking part in this inspiring event. To sign up, visit www.coral.org.

We want the United States to turn out more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part. Let’s all turn out and take action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.

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