On Saturday March 28th at 8:30PM the world will be voting earth by turning off the lights for one hours, the Earth Hour.
Some students from the Notre Dame University noticed that among the arab countries only Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are contributing in the event. So they decided that Lebanon SHOULD take part in being earth responsible, therefore they created this facebook group, with the slogan “Chou Na2esna?” (”what’s requiring us to participate?”).
The answer to their slogan is simple, what’s missing is electricity in Lebanon! Thank’s to Électricité Du Liban, we are “voting earth” at least 3 hours a day (at least I do). Not to forget of course that some roads are always dark, and thus “voting earth” on a daily basis. Meen addna?
Anyway, I think the move is very symbolic and is not effective against global warming, people will forget about it very soon. If I were in the NDU students place, I would have redirected my efforts into convincing my university (or other organizations) to buy windmills, solar firms or whatever, in order to produce pollution-free energy and become a serisouly socially responsible organization.