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    A Message from Earth Hour Ambassador Miranda Kerr

    Courtney Aspland - Monday, March 07, 2011
     Miranda Kerr- Ambassador for Earth Hour

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    I am pleased to have been asked to be the global ambassador for Earth Hour 2011.

    Each of us has a responsibility for the sustainability of our planet and each of us can make a difference if we choose to do so.

    On 26 March at 8:30pm Earth Hour 2011 will take place - globally. This is an opportunity for every individual, every business and every community to switch their lights off for one hour in a collective display of commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all - the planet.

    I will personally be participating in the Earth Hour event on 26 March 2011 along with hundreds of millions of people globally and I will continue to adopt sustainability practices thereafter in my everyday life....

    Some of the things that I recommend we can do in our homes:

    * Buy local produce from markets thereby reducing food miles
    * Walking or riding the bike wherever possible as opposed to driving
    * Ensure the car tyres are always inflated to the correct level as they use less fuel
    * Use fuel with Ethanol
    * Turn off the lights and use organic or beeswax candles a lot of the time
    * Unplug appliances when they are not in use
    * Use heating and cooling when absolutely necessary
    * Wash in mostly cold water
    * Use chemical-free dish washing, washing powder and cleaning products
    * Recycle, recycle, recycle
    * Buy products with the highest recyclability
    * Purchase clothes that are ethically made, not mass produced
    * Dress in Organic clothing
    * Install water-saving nozzles on all taps including showers
    * Compost scraps whenever possible
    * Prepare food plans so as to avoid food wastage
    * Grow herbs and spices
    * Have timed showers to use less water
    * Water the plants of an evening
    * Bury food scraps in the garden bed to feed the earth worms or compost
    * Collecting grey water from bath and use it to water plants
    * Using Certified Organic personal care products (avoid using chemicals)
    * Wash the car on the grass with environmentally friendly car wash
    * Buy Certified Organic or Farmers markets produce. I understand that certified organics can be expensive, but local farmers markets for the most part are usually reasonable. On my blog ( I include a list of Farmers Markets from around the world so that people will have ready access to the same.

    Together we can make a difference! For further details on how you can participate in Earth Hour plus take Earth Hour - "Beyond the Hour" refer to I look forward to hearing from you.

    Love Miranda xxx

    What do you think of Earth Hours choice for ambassador? Will you follow Miranda's advice this month?

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