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热门单词:"地球熄灯一小时"

发表时间:2011/3/28字号:T|T
“地球一小时”(EarthHour)是世界自然基金会(WWF)应对全球气候变化所提出的一项倡议,希望个人、社区、企业和政府在每年3月最后一个星期六20:30-21:30熄灯一小时,来表明他们对应对气候变化行动的支持。“地球...
      “地球一小时”(Earth Hour)世界自然基金会(WWF)应对全球气候变化所提出的一项倡议,希望个人、社区、企业和政府在每年3月最后一个星期六20:30-21:30熄灯一小时,来表明他们对应对气候变化行动的支持。“地球一小时”活动始于2007年3月31日。当晚,在澳大利亚悉尼,约有220万当地居民熄灯一小时,以支持采取行动,应对全球变暖。仅仅在一年之后,该活动就被推广到世界各地,逐渐成为一项全球性的环保活动。到2010年,“地球一小时”活动再次创造了历史,影响人数超过了13亿。来自各大洲多达128个国家的4616个城镇参与了熄灯活动。北京的紫禁城,柏林的勃兰登堡门,美国的总统山(拉什莫尔山),津巴布韦的维多利亚大瀑布和广岛的和平纪念公园等标志景观的参与,更是为“地球一小时”活动锦上添花。
 
 
      2011年3月26日,20:30—21:30,“地球一小时”再次来临,它引发全球城市、企业和个人的自愿参与。今年的“地球一小时”活动不仅仅局限于熄灯一小时和应对全球变暖的行动。在倡导家庭、办公室、政府建筑和标志性景观熄灯一小时的同时,“地球一小时”还将致力于推动可持续的环保行动。届时,来自欧洲、亚洲、大洋洲、非洲和美洲的居民、企业和政府,都会为下一年里大家将采取的可持续环保行动而做出自己的努力。
      因为灯光,我们忘记了星星指引的方向;因为车流,我们忽略了双脚可以到达的地方;让我们一起参加“3.26地球一小时”,今晚8:30~9:30关掉灯,一起打开心灵最明亮的窗户!
      Get ready for a candlelight hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm tonight.
      The Earth Hour, initiated by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 2007, unites the whole world on the last Saturday of March to save energy and reduce carbon emission. People across the world volunteer to turn off non-essential lights - unnecessary neon signs and decorative lights, TV sets and other electronic devices - for one hour.
      WWF's goal is to help shift the world to a low-carbon economy to reduce global warming. As WWF says, Earth Hour is a reminder to us that planet Earth is our home and we should reduce the impact of our energy system on that planet.
      Billions of people in more than 130 countries are expected to turn off their lights on   Saturday evening to signify their fight against climate change, which is happening faster than predicted.
      People in China, too, observe Earth Hour. People in 33 Chinese cities turned off their lights for an hour last year. This year, millions of Chinese are expected to turn off their lights and electronic devices for an hour on Saturday.
      What can we do from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm tonight?Maybe, we can spend the hour gazing the moon and the stars or at a torch-lit party, or walk in to one of the many restaurants that offer special candle-lit dinners. Or use the hour to meditate or do a bit of soul-searching.
      Let's enjoy 60 minutes in the dark together.
 
 
相关词汇:
      Earth Hour 地球一小时
      turn off the light 熄灯
      WWF:World Wide Fund for Nature 世界自然基金会
      climate change 气候变化
      global warming 全球变暖
      reduce carbon emission 减少二氧化碳排放
      live a low-carbon life 过一种低碳生活
      protect the environment 保护环境
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