Source: Yiwu sourcing agent Author: Gary Date: 2012-04-04
'There are also some discordant voices when this activity shows a remarkable success. Someone said that 'Earth Hour'is much more like a concept rather than a meaningful action, and they pointed out this activity lasted for only one hour and it showed a limit environment protection effect.'Lan Jun had to say no to this attitude.''Earth Hour' shows a powerful propaganda effect, which could arouse more and more people to protect our planet.'
Lan Jun himself keeps using a Personal Carbon Footprint Calculator. Lan introduced that this carbon trace means the total amount of greenhouse gases produced from human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). In other words' When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2, depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance.
When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2 .
Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of the electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of CO2.
'This Calculator will work out the total CO2 emission according to the daily activities one person get involved in. It will let us know how many trees should be planted to make up for the CO2 emissions.'
For example, you take a bus for 1 kilometer, it will accordingly generate 0.012800898 kg of CO2. Your family use up 10 kilowatt hours of electricity equal generating 190 . 5213376 kg of CO2. So you should plant one tree to counterbalance the above-mentioned activities.
'Earth Hour 2012'will be launched from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on the night of 31st March, namely tomorrow evening. More than 6,000 cities and more than 1 billion people around the world will turn off their lights to create a beautiful miracle of darkness. This will be a worldwide public activity. Yiwu Youth League called on all the citizens, businesses,
and enterprises to attend'Earth Hour 2012', to express our support to environmental protection.