A Little Effort Goes A Long Way
That’s exactly what my friends and I decided to do: To be one of those groups of people to make an effort in saving the earth. Just like any other group of ordinary college students, we downloaded earth hour pledge forms and went around in our college getting our fellow lecturers and students to pledge to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for Earth Hour. However, it wasn’t enough to make it to a thousand. We then decided to take matters to the public, by going around in shopping malls, local parks and neighborhoods getting random strangers to sign the pledge as well as educating them about what earth hour is all about.
In the end, our teamwork paid off - we managed to get a thousand signatures! As simple as it may have seemed, getting a thousand signatures was no walk in the park. It took us, a team of 10 people, almost 3 weeks to obtain that many signatures. So can you imagine how much we can contribute to conserving the environment if all of us Malaysians work together as a team?
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank WWF-Malaysia, for giving us a chance to help out the environment, and also to my friends in Taylor’s College Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas as well as Methodist College Kuala Lumpur for helping out in saving the earth.
Note: WWF-Malaysia sincerely thanks the author, Nigel Lim, and his friends for their enthusiastic support. We hope to be able to work together again to continue raising awareness about climate change and sustainable living.