When I received the following email, given its importance, I had to share it immediately with American Bedu followers. It is not too late for your participation in this noble event. And my sincere thank you to the two friends in Jeddah who are regular visitors of American Bedu!!
Dear American Bedu,
Hi! We are regular visitors of your awesome blog, and we are aware of how many people read you worldwide, especially in Jeddah, which is why we are asking for your help.
We are two friends living in Jeddah, and we have been trying our best to raise awareness on energy consumption and conservation, climate change and global warming. This year, Saudi Arabia will be participating in the Earth Hour event for the first time, which will be on Saturday, March 27, from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time. Individuals and businesses will be turning off their non-essential lights for one hour. We believe that this is the best opportunity to let people know about this cause.
Sadly, a lot of people still don’t understand, or even know, about this. This is why we have started a temporary blog to encourage everyone to participate in the Event. Our blog is:
The blog has all the information on Earth Hour Jeddah that anyone would need. Our main goal is to motivate everyone, and to do so, we have been asking everyone to participate, and to take pictures of their Earth Hour and the activities they did with their friends and family in that hour, so that we can feature them on our official website and show everyone that it’s not that difficult. In fact, it is effortless.
Many businesses in Jeddah have spoken to us and they have agreed to turn off their shop/restaurant signs in that hour to show their support. All Al-Baik restaurants, Sheraton Jeddah, Le Meridien Jeddah, Rosewood Corniche and Saudi Gazette are just some of them.
We are hoping that you will check out our blog, and possibly even participate in the event. If you do, we would love to feature you on our website. It would also be great help if you could just post the link on your blog, so that more people will hear about it.
We’re only a day away from the actual event!
Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read our email. We will be awaiting your response.
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