On Saturday, March 26th, at 8:30 p.m. (your local time), people all over the world will turn off their lights for one hour, in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common: our planet. Lights will go out in neighborhoods, cities and countries around the world, as hundreds of millions of people take a stand against climate change.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, with 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turning off the lights. Only a year later, Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Rome’s Colosseum all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for the future of our planet.
March 27, 2010 was the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries joined the global display, and lights from Asia Pacific to Europe to Africa to the Americas switched off the lights
I joined this movement in 2009, and look forward to my third year of switching off the lights on March 26th, 2011. I hope you’ll join me!
For more information, go to earthhour.org. You can sign up there, and add your name to other individuals and businesses who are working to build a future where people live in harmony with nature.