Featured Do-Gooder: WWF and Earth Hour

From time to time Smart Family Tips will feature an organization that is a “Do-Gooder”: a group that works to help both people and the environment. The Do-Gooders may be companies, nonprofits, or any organized group that focuses its efforts on making the world a better place.


Earth Hour is tomorrow. Consider joining the World Wildlife Fund and millions of other people across the planet by turning off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. This is a great way to VOTE for the Earth and against global warming.

According to EarthHour.org,

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

Smart Family Tips is all about how our actions, though small, add up and how together, we can create change. Imagine if they reach their goal and one billion people really do turn off their lights for one hour as a statement against global warming. Now that would be cool.



  1. Great idea! I’m in for Earth Hour!

  2. Thanks!

  3. I am totally for this as well. I caught a small bit of this on CNN last night, but wasn’t sure when it was going on. Thanks for the info and count me in.

  4. I’m so doing this! Great blog! i could learn how to save some energy and money!