Do Earth Hour Videos Entertain and Motivate?
A not-so-Jagged Little Pill to swallow, Alanis Morissette's "Big Turn Off"
As Earth Hour 2009 approaches on March 28, over 1,670 cities around the world are hatching plans to go dark between 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., from Shanghai's Pearl Tower to LA's Capital Records Tower. This eco-event was started by Australia's World Wildlife Fund three years ago has caught on with 80 countries and 17,000 business (and counting) going green by blacking out on the last Saturday of the month in support of WWF's bright idea, including the stars. It's just ten days away and the unplugged celebs on board this candlelit effort for Earth Hour include Edward Norton as well as Janeane Garofalo (who also participated in the "Big Turn Off" PSA campaign), Coldplay, and KT Tunstall who are urging folks to eliminate "non-essential" electricity for at least the one hour.
Joining the batch of eco-friendly tunage, here's Jax from a Vancouver, B.C. chat show singing "I'm Flicking the Lights Off," a parody of the Sarah Silverman "Matt Damon," and a different dose of yucks (which Ecorazzi uncovered):
Want to join the fray? Submit your DIY video about Earth Hour through Make a One-Minute Movie. Just follow the theme: Take Back Your Power. Selected videos will air on Al Gore's Current TV from Earth Hour until Earth Day.
A symbolic gesture perhaps, but this year, the results of Earth Hour will be compiled into a report for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December. The question is: will these videos turn anyone on to turning off the lights the rest of the year?
More on Earth Hour:
Earth Hour Roundup
Earth Hour: Get Out and Party Like it's 1799!
Earth Hour 2009: Will Your City Take Action?
60 Things To Do During Earth Hour
More Ideas for Earth Hour
Google Goes Black For Earth Hour