IEA participates in Earth Hour!

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More

Earth-Hour-Logo-630 The International Energy Alliance is pleased to announce that it has established a team of IEA members who are tasked with implementing an Earth Hour event which targets energy use. Our goal for this event is to encourage others to add their voices to this worthwhile cause and to engage themselves in energy saving and sustainability efforts. Please follow this link to explore thousands of past Earth Hour events conducted all around the world over the past six years that are fun, creative, inspirational and sometimes absolutely amazing.

Earth Hour takes place on the last Saturday of every March. Earth Hour for 2015 will take place on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30-9:30PM, during which time the IEA website will display a notice with information about Earth Hour. While this message is displayed, the IEA website will otherwise be at rest without any functionality. The notification is part of simultaneous worldwide efforts that encourage communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to symbolize their commitment to the planet.

Earth Hour is an effort to raise worldwide attention for and ultimately efforts in protecting the environment on our planet. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) which originated in Switzerland in 1961 and has since then grown to invest $11.5 billion USD in more than 13,000 projects, and to employ a staff of 6,200 around the world. According to the WWF, their “mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s nature environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.” This is very similar to the mission statement of the IEA with respect to energy issues, which is to educate the public from an apolitical standpoint on energy conservation and renewable / sustainable energy sources for purposes of preserving our environment.

The Earth Hour ’60’ logo above represents the 60 minutes of Earth Hour during which we focus on the impact we are having on our planet, and our plan to take positive actions to address the environmental issues we face. The Earth Hour “+” plus symbol encourages the idea that a positive act for the planet can go beyond the hour observed during Earth Hour.

We would love to hear any comments, ideas and discussions regarding Earth Hour and our International Energy Alliance Earth Hour event. Please write to us and our readers by submitting your thoughts to us at the “Leave a reply” area at the bottom of this post. Please check back frequently for developments in the IEA’s Earth Hour event or subscribe to IEA news by using the ‘subscribe’ box at this website.

The following individuals and entities are collaborating in the pursuit of an Earth Hour project for the International Energy Alliance. Interested in joining?  Just send us a reply:

Ross Chun (IEA advisor, CEO EcoStride), Rainie Cao (IEA member, Saddleback Valley Christian High School), Andrew Hunter (IEA founding member, Haverford College), Audrey Hunter (IEA secretary, Aliso Niguel High School), Jacqueline Hsu (IEA member, Colorado College), Miranda Lingenfelter (IEA member, Bryn Mawr College), Yuhan Liu (IEA member, JSerra Catholic High School), Xi Luo (IEA, University of Southern California), Eric Lowitt (IEA advisor, author and Managing Director of Nexus Global Advisors), George Schoeffel (IEA board chairman, Georgetown University), Caroline Walters (IEA founding member, Middlebury College), Yiyin Zhong (IEA member, Saddleback Valley Christian High School), Mara Zhou (IEA member, JSerra Catholic High School).

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I am in my second year of a five year combination BS physics/math and MS systems engineering program offered jointly through Haverford College and UPenn. Helping my community is a lot of fun and means a great deal to me. Through the IEA and other efforts, I've come to learn how much power many can have when there is a clear positive vision, motivation and momentum. "There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." — Mark Twain

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