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On Saturday, March 26 at 8:30pm – 9:30pm your local time, join millions of people who will show their support for our world’s environmental future by turning off the lights in your home or business for one hour. That’s it. Lights out. It’s a small reduction in power usage, but a big message that will travel around the world….especially as major cities and famous landmarks – such as the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Colosseum – all go dark in a deafeningly silent support of positive global climate change.
Since its start in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour has grown in participation from 2,000 businesses and 2.2 million people to over 130 countries and literally hundreds of millions of people and organizations around the world! Regardless of its actual impact on our physical energy usage, the statement Earth Hour makes is undeniable: people want a planet that’s healthy for everyone. Not just for the wealthy, not just for the powerful, not just for Fortune 100 companies and their chief officers and boardmembers. Not even just for humans. For everyone, and everything.
If turning off my lights for an hour will send that message, you can be darn sure I’ll be hitting that switch.
I hope you will be too.
This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.
Click here to read more about Earth Hour on their website and follow them on various social networking platforms.
Earth Hour is organized by WWF. With almost 5 million supporters and a global network in over 100 countries/territories, it’s one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.