It’s pretty obvious that people supports Earth Hour for many good reasons – reduce carbon emissions, provide hope for our future generations and save the cheerleader, save the world.
I’ve written about things to do during Earth Hour last year, and now – here are hidden purposes on why SOME people actually support the event.
1) To save electricity bills.
Turning off the lights and other electrical appliances can actually contribute to saving money on electricity bills.
2) To stop doing work and laze around.
No lights, no electricity to perform tasks and therefore an hour of leisure time.
3) Peer Pressure.
I personally think the reason SOME people support Earth Hour is because everyone is doing it.
4) To increase business sales.
Sorry to pick on you, Starbucks. It’s just that I bumped into your promotion.
So yeah, come drive all the way out to their outlets and buy some Starbucks tumbler! Great marketing strategy!
5) To watch home theater in darkness.
Take this opportunity to enjoy your favourite movie (just for an hour though) with your personal home theater while lights off (for Earth Hour also lah).
Or if you’re alone, you can always watch “blue” movie.
Eh don’t misunderstand. “Blue” movie means Avatar okay?
6) To watch Suria KLCC shuts down its light floor by floor.
Remember what happened during last year’s Earth Hour at KLCC?
Highest lights turned off – everyone got amazed and excited!
Then as KLCC went gradually dark, everyone went “Woooowwww!”, “Oooohhhhhhh!”, “Aaaahhhhhhhhh!” and “Yaaayyyyy!”.
Oh yeah, not forgetting all the applause as well.
7) To make TNB suffer.
Turning off the lights will definitely reduce the profit gained by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). Have you read the TNB sues WWF over Earth Hour parody?
Further more, I think TNB doesn’t really support Earth Hour. Take a look…
Street lights still brightly on!
So that’s it – the hidden purposes of supporting Earth Hour. In conclusion, are you turning off your lights because of the mentioned purposes?
Anyway, here’s what I’m going to do during that hour of darkness.
I’m gonna help to make the Earth a better place for the humans…
…by exterminating those evil blood-sucking mosquitoes! DIEEE!