Get Ready for Earth Hour

Can turning off the lights for one hour across the world send a message about climate change? The World Wildlife Fund thinks so.

During Earth Hour, hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour.

Join the movement on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 p.m– 9:30 p.m by turning off your non-essential lighting. Sign up online and be counted as part of Earth Hour 2010. Gallaudet University, The National Cathedral, the NAACP, and the Four Seasons have already agreed to participate in this global call for action on climate change. Will you join them?

Climate Conference on Wheels

The eco-bikers are coming, the eco-bikers are coming! Strap on your helmets, fill up those aluminum water bottles, and get ready to bike for the planet. It’s all part of Brita Climate Ride 2008, the first group bicycle ride to raise awareness of climate change and renewable energy.

One hundred cyclists will pedal from NYC to DC on September 20-24, 2008. Want to join in the 320 mile ride? Sign up here. Cyclists will leave from Manhattan and will wind through the country roads of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. On the fifth day, riders will cycle past the Washington Monument to arrive near steps of the Capitol.

During each night of the ride, expert speakers will meet with the cyclists and members of the community to discuss climate science, green technology and what can be done to reduce our collective carbon footprint. Beneficiaries of the ride include Clean Air–Cool Planet and Focus the Nation.