In 2007, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action in the first ever Earth Hour event. It showed that everyone, from children to CEOs and politicians, has the power to change the world they live in. In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
In 2008, the plan was to take Earth Hour to the rest of Australia. But then the City of Toronto, Canada, signed up and it wasn’t long before 35 countries and almost 400 cities and towns were part of the event. It said something compelling to the world: that the climate challenges facing our planet are so significant that change needs to be global.
With the invitation to ‘switch off’ extended to everyone, Earth Hour quickly became an annual global event. It’s scheduled on the last Saturday of every March – closely coinciding with the equinox to ensure most cities are in darkness as it rolled out around the Earth.
In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour. But it also marked the start of something new – going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action on climate change. And with the power of social networks behind the Earth Hour message, we hope to attract even more participation so we can build a truly global community committed to creating a more sustainable planet.
We only have one planet. You can help protect it. Participate in the world’s largest single campaign for the planet: Earth Hour. It starts by turning off your lights for an hour at 8:30 pm on March 31, 2012 in a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet. Think what can be achieved when we all come together for a common cause.
Why is your participation important?
Our future depends on it. Across the world, biodiversity and natural habitats are disappearing at a greater rate than ever before. We are depleting the earth of wild animals, water, wood and other natural resources faster than they can be replenished; polluting and altering natural habitats and changing the entire planet’s climate.
Things will only worsen if we continue in the same direction.
Earth Hour raises awareness of sustainability issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s about giving people a voice and working together to create a better future for our planet.
I DARE YOU TO SAVE THE PLANET!
This Earth Hour 2012: 8.30pm, Saturday 31 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world by switching off your lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour. 爱护地球，请大家也一起熄灯一小时!
Earth Hour is about taking simple steps everyday that collectively reduce carbon emissions – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.
What are you willing to do to save the planet?
Here are 10 different ways to spend Earth Hour and reduce your carbon footprint:
1. Attend a local Earth Hour event or organise your own by throwing an Earth Hour street party with your neighbours (KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, Sg Wang etc)
2. Gather family & friends for a night picnic in your local park and look at the stars
3. Enjoy a family dinner by candlelight
4. Organise a treasure hunt in the dark
5. Take the dog for a night walk
6. Have a candle-lit bath
7. Sit in the dark and share stories
8. Organise a family night playing board games
9. Share a romantic night in with your loved one
10. Upload your ‘on the night’ photos and videos to flickr and YouTube respectively, and then add them to the Earth Hour flickr group and the global YouTube Group.
Support Earth Hour 2012!
So Remember to!
- Switch off unnecessary lights!
- Switch off air-cond!
- Turn off and unplug all equipment at home when not in use!
- Last but not least please take care and be alert as crime might happen during this Earth Hour as most places are dark so please be caution of your own safety too!
I Love You (My Dear Earth!) – You may attempt to do light drawing during the Earth Hour and I think it will be fun too! =)
Venue: Garden Explore My Fiesta, Taman Prima Tropika, Seri Kembangan (Behind Equine Park Giant Hypermarket)
DATE : 31st December 2011
TIME : 8.30pm till late
In conjunction with My Fiesta, one of Malaysia’s largest carnival taking place in Taman Prima Tropika, Seri Kembangan from 16th December 2011 till 6th Feb 2012, the organizer will held a New Year countdown concert as one of the major highlight of the carnival.
The line up starred by well known ex Korean Boy Band U-Kiss member Alexander, famous Hong Kong TVB artist Johnson Lee, local artistes Eric Lin, Hazama, Stella Chung, Vic Teo, John Wee, Lena, Stephanie & Fyone, definitely will be stealing the limelight nationwide. Moreover, the concert music will be played live, making it the MUST attend event of the year.
RED 2012 New Year Celebration Concert @ Garden Explore “MY FIESTA”
2012第一天，话题人物以及马来西亚中文电影No.1票房电影导演、编剧、演员兼饶舌歌手黄明志将连同Dato AC Nizal以及国际名模Amber Chia一起和大家打造2012″RED新年劲歌新年时尚派对”。
2012年1月1号晚上8点，只在Garden Explore My Fiesta! Celebrate the 1st day of 2012 with Namewee, Dato AC Nizal, Amber Chia and many other local artistes at “RED 2012 New Year Celebration Concert” on 1.1.2012, 8pm; only at Garden Explore My Fiesta!!
VENUE : Seri Kembangan (Behind Taman Equine GIANT Hyper Supermarket)
DATE : 1st January 2012
TIME : 7.30pm – 11 pm
There’s not much hype on this iPad official launch yesterday. Overall the iPad is much cheaper and affordable now but I think Apple just trying to clear stock in Malaysia before they launch the iPad2 with better and stronger features? Or maybe most ppl who want to get iPad already gotten theirs earlier?
Apple’s iPad on sale in Malaysia from today
KUALA LUMPUR: After months of waiting, the iPad will be sold at selected stores in Malaysia today at a rate that is said to be one of the cheapest in the world.
The official price list provided to The Star by authorised reseller Machines, via Apple, showed iPads in US stores going at RM1,573.10 to RM2,613.42 (US$499 to US$829).
The price range for the iPads in Malaysia is RM1,549 to RM2,599.
In demand: Cheng rolling out the iPads which will go on sale in Malaysia Tuesday.
Long queues are expected at all Apple premium reseller stores in major shopping malls in the country.
Machines director Andrew Cheng said the “lifestyle changing” device was expected to sell like hot cakes, along with the wide range of accessories available for the iPad.
“The iPad had been sold in small-time booths at IT centres over the past few months – mostly brought in from overseas.
“Now, consumers can buy the iPads at official Apple-commissioned stores,” Cheng said.
“By doing so, users can enjoy better customer service and warranties by Apple Malaysia, making their buy a much safer and assured experience.”Cheng said the light and portable device had been significant in changing the way he worked as well as his entertainment experience.
“I can easily do an impressive business presentation with this device. When I go for short working trips, my laptop, which I used to lug around, is now left at the office. I just take my iPad out,” he said.
Telcos in the country will also begin to roll out various dedicated data plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G with the launch of the iPad.
DiGi, Maxis and Celcom have introduced the micro SIM card, made 52% smaller for both the iPhone 4 and the iPad.
With a 3G connection, users can browse the Web, read and send e-mail, and enjoy and share photos from anywhere in the country with network coverage.
The official price list for the iPad with Wi-Fi only is RM1,549 (16GB); RM1,849 (32GB); RM2,149 (64GB); iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G RM1,999 (16GB); RM2,299 (32GB) and RM2,599 (64GB).
Maxis Bhd said it was offering data plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in Malaysia from today.
All data plans would be available without a contract and users would have the freedom to activate or cancel a plan at any time, the company said in a statement here yesterday.
“The plans are designed to enable Maxis customers to enjoy more Internet connectivity and the growing number of applications for the rich interface in a more affordable way,” Maxis chief operating officer Jean-Pascal van Overbeke said.
The iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G models is 1.27cm thick and weighs just 0.726kg. It has a single-charge battery life of 10 hours for surfing the Web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music and up to nine hours of surfing the Web using a 3G data network.
If you need Internet access for your 3G iPad, here are your options for Data Plans from DiGi :
1. DiGi Easy Prepaid (10sen/10kb, maximum RM3/day) …
2. DiGi Prepaid (10sen/10kb, maximum RM5/day) …
3. Prepaid Internet (RM2/day) …
4. DiGi Broadband Discover Day Plan (RM38/month for 3GB quota). This is the best option for iPad. Only RM33/month when you sign up for autobilling. Full speed from 7am to 7pm (limited to 128kbps from 7pm to 7am, when you’re most likely to be on your home WiFi network) …
5. DiGi MiFi (RM360 up front purchase for MiFi device, RM128/month for 16GB quota with rebates). This is the best option if you purchase the plain vanilla iPad with WiFi. You’ll be able to share access to DiGi Broadband with up to 5 devices, including your brand new iPad. http://digi.com.my/mifi
* Existing customers can switch to an iPad-compatible microSIM for a one-time payment of RM20. Get your microSIM from these outlets : …
* DiGi Prepaid, DiGi Easy Prepaid and Prepaid Internet microSIM are available for purchase at the DiGi Online Store
Maxis iPad Plan Rate:
iPad Postpaid Plans
RM70 for 3.5GB = RM20/GB
RM90 for 6.0GB = RM15/GB
RM200 for 15GB = RM13.33/GB
iPad Prepaid Plans
RM8 for 500MB with validity 1 day
RM18 for 500MB with validity 30 days
RM28 for 1.0GB with validity 30 days.
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