Here’re a few media reports on Yesterday’s Lightsout campaign
The Hindu writes:
CHENNAI: As the lights went out at 10 p.m. on Sunday night, the glow of awareness spread around. The theme was the fight against global warming, and darkness was used as a means to spread light.
Participating in an event at Anna University organised by Exnora International to mark the ‘5 tens Lights Out campaign’ here on Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Stalin asked the youth to understand the consequences of global warming and to make choices that “will benefit the world”.
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu was acting swiftly to combat the impacts that climate change, claimed Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘Five Tens Lights Out’ campaign organised by Exnora international here on Sunday, Stalin said that the pollution control board and the forest department were acting in tandem to protect the State from the adverse impacts of climate change.
The earth is facing two catastrophic dangers today. Global Warming and climate change are the independent and an effect of over exploitation and over usage of resources by humans.
To address the issues the whole world is closely monitoring “A Campaign To Arrest Global Warming” was initiated by ‘ExNoRa International’. An elaborate entertainment and awareness was organized at Anna University on 10.10.2010 to mark the ‘5 tens Lights Out campaign’. Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin asked the youth to understand the consequences of global warming and to make choices that “will benefit the world”.
Mayor M. Subramanian, Anna University Vice-Chancellor P. Mannar Jawahar and ExNoRa International founder M. B. Nirmal are some of the speakers who delivered a thought provoking speech to the people gathered to support the social cause. The excerpts of their speech focused on – the month long campaign has finally reached a day where we can celebrate the success of the initiative. By now people have sensed the universal concern of global warming. Hope people will also appreciate the proactive government role. Now the onus of saving the planet is with the people to react. Banning incandescent bulbs at government offices was a good way to start and this would spread across all people from different walks.
Watch this video to understand the notion behind the campaign
“Cool the globe action commences with me in my HOME, continues in my TRAVEL, culminates in my INSTITUTION”
Message From Mannar Jawahar
Mannar Jawahar the Vice-Chancellor of Anna University expressed that ‘Countries have to take care of their citizen’s welfare; they neither have time nor the patience to turndown their carbon emissions. Anna University is planning to plant 1,000 more saplings of trees on its campus in support of the campaign against global warming’
Anna varsity students will involve in promoting the drive among college and school students. People around the world may have been talking of global warming for decades. In Tamil Nadu, we started paying attention to it only after 2004 tsunami
It’s a symbol of our solidarity in the fight against “Global Warming”
All are welcome to an evening of entertainment and awareness. Turn up in large numbers to support the cause. Venue Anna University, Time & date 08.00 p.m. 10th October 2010 entry is on first come first basis
Notion of the Campaign : A 10 minute public display of unison, when everyone will switch off their lights for 10 minutes at 10 p.m. on the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year of this millennium in support of the fight against global warming
Impact : The campaign aims at cutting down carbon footprint by individuals and organizations by 10 percent before 10 October and continue further reduction after that date. The ExNoRa Magic Book will serve as an evidence of one’s contribution to save Earth, how one has reduced consumption of gas, electricity, fuel and water.
Citizens Environment Charter : The three fundamental duties to save the planet are Think Globally, Act Locally, Do Domestically
Message From Krithiga Udhayanidhi
“Saving the planet is the collective responsibility of the people and they must go all-out to do it” president of the ‘Lights Out Krithiga Udhayanidhi’
Krithiga Udhayanidhi said the 10 10 10 10 10 Lights out is a novel campaign initiated by ExNoRa International after its success in its 9 9 9 9 9 Lights out campaign for creating awareness on global warming.
To preserve the surrounding environment and make it Eco friendly, I am committed to work on effective plans to ensure energy conservation leading to sustainable lifestyle for future generations. The Lights Out campaign is a committed collective effort aimed at the conservation of energy and restoration of climate stability. It is not merely a one-time event, but an endeavor to create widespread awareness on the importance of saving energy and the positive effect that we, together, can have on our environment. India’s power sector contributes close to 50% of the country’s total carbon emissions. Turning the lights out for a 10 minute window would, in addition to saving power, instill awareness on the depleting climatic conditions on earth. I am confident that by doing my little part, I will be giving our future generation a better tomorrow. I will also do my best to spread the message of the campaign to encourage more people to play their parts for this common cause.
GRK Reddy Pledges
I, GRK Reddy, pledge to cut down my electricity consumption by switching off my lights for 10 minutes on 10/10/2010.