Turn your lights off with Claire Clarke during Earth Hour
19-year-old singers-songwriter, Western Australian ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Earth Hour, Claire Clarke will be turning her lights off between 8.30-9.30 on Saturday 28^th March, 2009.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007 and is an event where people around the globe will be switching off their lights for one hour. Australia emits around 570 million tones of greenhouse gases a year with 20 percent coming from households and 10 per cent coming from the commercial sector. "It is an event Australians should be proud of and a way for us to show the world out continuing leadership by reducing greenhouse emissions" says Claire. Earth Hour aims to reach 1 billion people in over 1,000 cities creating a global show of support for the world's leaders to take strong action at the United National Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.
Claire continuously helps the environment on a day-to-day basis by turning power point off at the wall, opens her windows during summer instead of using air-conditioning and always recycles. "Dedicating one hour of our time during Earth Hour is of huge importance, because it reminds us of the Earth's fragility and difference we can all make to our important environment" says Claire. If we continue to generate emissions at today's pace, Australia will loose many of its natural icons including The Great Barrier Reef.
The WWF selected Claire as their Western Australian ambassador in October 2007 due to her ability to positively influence her teen following of fans. "I have had a passion for the environment form a young age and it's an honour to have been a WWF ambassador in order to help gain awareness towards environmental conservation" says Claire. Having already released the album 'Unhinged' in 2008, this young starlet has packed much into her short life with new single 'Shut Your Mouth and Kiss Me' due for releases in March 2009, on the same day as Earth Hour!
Australia's per capita emissions are 4.5 times higher than the global average and second only to the USA. www.clarieclarke.com www.earthhour.org