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Earth Hour 2010 – Lights Out on 27 March at 8.30pm

On Saturday 27 March 2010, millions of people around the world will turn their lights out at 8.30pm for an hour, for the growing phenomenon of Earth Hour. Started in Sydney in 2007 when 2.2 million people switched their lights off in support of the campaign against climate change, in 2008 the number of people around the world involved jumped to 50 million, and last year hundreds of millions of people in 4000 cities in 88 countries took part in the third Earth Hour.

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GOOD CAUSE: One Million Women and Climate Change

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: What is 1 Million Women?  A non profit organization consisting of daughters, mothers, sisters and grand mothers collectively working together to cut 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas pollutant which is triggering climate change.  Each member’s challenge is to cut 1 tonne of carbon dioxide from their daily lives, within a year of joining.  The challenge is to have 1 million women, reducing their carbon emission by one tonne.  

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Australian Real Estate: How to Receive Insulation Rebates

Having started on 1 July 2009, Australian homeowners are able to receive financial assistance – the Homeowner Insulation Rebate – an  incentive to eco renovate. Effective insulation keeps the heat in and keeps the cold out during the winter, and assists in regulating the cool air in your home during the summer, thus benefiting from reducing your requirements for artificial heating.

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Airline Industry to Hugely Reduce Carbon Emissions in Europe

Aviation groups in Europe have revealed a new strategy to assist in reducing their global-warming emissions of carbon dioxide. By 2013 approximately 100 airports in Europe will allow aircraft to descend all the way from cruising altitude to the runway in one smooth glide. It is estimated that this will save up to 450kg of CO2 per landing.

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The Success of Earth Hour 2009

Over 1 billion people in 83 countries took part in Earth Hour this year. A small idea three years ago has already become a huge success. Walking through Sydney, we were very impressed with the number of businesses – large and small – as well as households that made the effort.

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Earth Hour 2009 – Your Light Switch is Your Vote

Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than one billion people in 1000 cities around the world, asking communities, business and governments to switch off the lights at 8.30pm on March 28th, for 1 hour. WWF want this historic, global event to send a strong message to our global leaders that, together, our small actions will represent a global vote for action on climate change, but we need your help!

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Google’s PowerMeter: To Reduce Consumption You Must First Measure It

Targeting the 40 million “smart meters” now in use worldwide—and the 100 million more soon to be added—Google is testing a new gadget that will take the information such devices collect and make it more easily accessible to the consumer. … Aiming to help users make better energy decisions, the technology taps Google’s scalable, secure IT architecture and the iGoogle gadget platform to show consumers their energy use in near real-time, including an analysis of how much energy is used by different household appliances and activities.

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The MASTERPLAN Part 6(b): Climate Change (with podcast)

Climate change is the biggest problem facing the world right now. Whether you are convinced that greenhouse gases are causing the change or believe that the world is experiencing a natural shift in weather patterns the results are indisputable. Oceans are rising, the polar caps are shrinking and millions of the world’s poorest people will be displaced. Where will they escape to and how?

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Sydney’s most vulnerable areas to climate change

Botany Bay and Rockdale have been identified as areas considered most vulnerable to climate change in the Sydney region. A new study by the CSIRO, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and WWF Australia, looked at the effect of rising sea levels, extreme rainfall, and storm surges across 15 areas either on the ocean front […]

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