Saturday, 28 March 2009

Sydney skyline (Earth Hour)


This view of Sydney's skyline from the Royal Botanic Gardens was taken at twilight. Earth Hour is an annual international event that is held by World Wildlife Fund on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was pioneered by WWF Australia in Sydney in 2007 and then 35 countries and over 400 cities participated in 2008. This year there will be 74 countries participating and many people plan to be involved across Australia with many special candle-lit events planned at restaurants, cafes and bars around Sydney tonight at 8.30pm.

7 comments:

  1. this is a beautiful shot, and I'm pleased to see it, calling attention to Earth Hour.

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  2. I'll be participating in Earth Hour in Seattle WA... I did it last year too.

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  3. Thank you for your visit. I didn't know that Earth Hour was an idea of W.W.F though I am a member of the Dutch branch of it.! Well have a great weekend. The sunrise photo is great!

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  4. Beautiful photograph and very excited about participating in Earth Hour too! We still have many hours to go here in Canada :)

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  5. very pretty. you should take a photo of the bats leaving the royal botanical gardens at dusk from the harbor restaurant. it was a beautiful sight.

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  6. I'll have to try that Julie. I've seen them quite a few times when I've been to the Open-Air Cinema down at the gardens in summer.

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