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Supporting "Earth Hour 2009” lights-out operation: Our effort towards a sustainable future
“One planet, one chance.”  Climate change is threatening the environmental, social, and economic aspects of our lives.  In response to this threat, SGS Hong Kong strongly supports the “Earth Hour 2009” organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in part of our initiatives to underpin our concern and commitment towards environmental issues with our colleagues and clients.

There are over 370 cities committed to switching off the lights for this meaningful event.  At 8:30pm, on March 28, 2009, people around the world will switch off their lights for one hour – the Earth Hour.  Through this unprecedented globally unified action, it will put the heat on world leaders meeting in Copenhagen in December 2009 to strike a new global deal on climate change.
2009 is the first year that Hong Kong participates in this global movement.  Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach 1 billion people across 1,000 cities all joining forces together.

Earth Hour was initiated by WWF in 2007 and mobilized 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses in Sydney to turn off the lights for one hour.  It caught the world’s attention when landmarks such as the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and Sydney Opera House turned their lights off.  In 2008, there were 50 million people in the world, across 370 cities in 35 countries participated in this event.  Many iconic landmarks: the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Roman Colosseum, and the Coca-cola billboard at NY Times Square, all stood in darkness to address the pressing climate issues with hope.

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