Earth Hour 2012 - I will if you will!
Earth Hour in MadagascarIn Madagascar, Earth Hour – Adiny iray ho an’ny tany! is organized for the third time and has been embraced by individuals, schools and dedicated representatives in the private sector. Various partners contribute every year to make Earth Hour a success.
As only a minority of people in Madagascar has electricity in their homes, switching off the light as a symbolic act is not what we really want. But in the face of an alarming rate of deforestation everywhere in the country, we think it is time to act – and everyone can do his or her share to fight forest loss.
What is a “fatana” and what is a “fatana mitsitsy”?A “fatana” is a stove to cook food and there are different ones – some use wood, charcoal or sunlight, but it’s not as easy as that! Some fatanas use more wood than others because they are very inefficient…Now think about the 90% in Madagascar who cook with either charcoal or wood and imagine they use a “fatana mitsitsy”, an energy saving stove, one that uses half of the fire wood or charcoal! Imagine how much forest could be saved! And put on your thinking cap: How can we convince people to buy a fatana mitsitsy as their contribution for Earth Hour, and beyond?
Join us!Join the Earth Hour community and help us grow by getting your friends, colleagues and family to join us too. Here’s how:
Join us on Facebook
join the event and fan page
Join us as a school
Contact Rachel Senn Harifetra, Head of the Environmental Education Programme
Visit the Fatana mitsitsy fair trade in Antananarivo
Date: 30 and 31 March 2012
Where: Esplanade, Analakely (from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.)
What: Exhibition and promotion of different wood saving cooking stoves
Enjoy a candle light dinner in a restaurant
- Carlton, Antananarivo
- Café de la Gare, Antananarivo
- Colbert, Antananarivo
- Sakamanga, Antananarivo
- 313, Antananarivo
- La Varangue, Antananarivo
Celebrate Earth Hour in your own way
- Have a candle light dinner
- Switch off the lights
- Brainstorm with your friends on citizen action
- Blog about Earth Hour and what everyone can do to protect our planet