Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Earth Hour with Mystery Man - Matt Werkmeister from TV's Neighbours

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

To get into the fun of Earth Hour, The Hump Day Crew presented their whole show blind folded.

Click here to listen to the Hump Day Crew chat with Anna of WWF about Earth Hour.

At just 17 years of age, Matt Werkmeister is one of Australia's youngest and most talented actors. Playing the role of "Zeke," on Neighbours, Matt joined the Hump Day Crew in their Earth Hour special where all hosts were blindfolded.

Studying musical theatre at the Children's performing Company of Australia, some of Matt's theatre credtis include Annie, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and The Full Monty. Although, after studying musical theatre, Matt modestly claims he cannot really sing, nor is he much of a dancer. We cannot affirm the latter - we were blindfolded when we met him.

Ginni unleashed Matt as a mystery guest to Adz and The Bish, who, with the help of the listeners had to guess who Matt was. The guessing process involved clues and Bish and Adz feeling Matt's head, arms, hair and shoes.

Click here to listen.

Keep an eye out for Zeke's DJ debut on Neighbours - 6:30 weeknights on Channel 10.

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