- Posted March 30, 2009 by
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
An hour without power
Earth Hour at UCSI University, Malaysia
Realising the need to educate students and the community on energy conservation and the environment, UCSI University promoted the Earth Hour event for a month prior to 28th March 2009, when Earth Hour was set to happen across the globe. We made visits to nearby schools and promoted not only the event, but also educated them about planet earth through fun games. Letters and flyers were also sent to businesses, residents and more than 30 schools nearby to encourage them to participate in the event by switching off their lights at 8.30pm on 28th of March.
Our Earth Hour event began at 6.30pm in the evening with free dodgeball games themed “Dodge Global Warming”. The games continued throughout the night as players used glow-sticks to navigate the ball around the court. At 7.30pm, we had a concert with live bands who took us through the countdown as it turned 8.30pm. UCSI University went dark as its building lights were switched off. To show our solidarity and promise to make the world a better place, everyone co-operated and rallied together to form a giant human “60”.
At the end of the event, everyone learnt a little more about what they can do for our one and only home, Earth.
More photos of the event are available at : http://picasaweb.google.com/ucsiuniversity/EarthHour280309?feat=email#