Posted March 26, 2011, Staff, The Borneo Post, theborneopost.com
KOTA KINABALU: Miss Earth Sabah 2010, May Salitah Naru Kiob, is calling on all Sabahans to support the Earth Hour which falls today from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
May Salitah, in her statement, said that the Earth Hour was a great event to commemorate Mother Earth.
“It started off in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and has now grown to be celebrated across the globe with millions of people.”
And since 2008, Sabahans have begun to celebrate the hour without fail, she said.
“Interestingly, the impact has attracted the Kota Kinabalu City Hall to take part and take a step further by switching off more than 500 street lights for one hour,” she said.
The effort, she said, would allow the city to save on electricity and conserve energy.
She also said that by being in the dark for an hour, “we could contribute to Mother Earth”.
“To all Sabahans, I urge all of you to join hundreds of millions of people across the planet to switch off for Earth Hour.
“This is the biggest celebration of energy conservation that we should all be proud and lucky to be a part of.”
Aside from switching off lights, she also advised Sabahans to switch off other electrical appliances when not in use.
May Salitah will be at SM All Saints today at 10am to spread the awareness about the initiative to students as well as appear for the Earth Hour Fiesta at Sutera Harbour to judge on Earth Hour Junior Ambassador Contest as well as join the team during the one-hour without lights.
Miss Malaysia Earth 2009, Mandy Nandu will also be present at both events.