Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour

Do you participate in Earth Hour?

This world-wide event takes place this year at 8:30 pm (your local time) on March 26th.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

Only a year later, Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories 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 a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Last year, a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action.  Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off.  People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common - our planet.  Will you participate?
She's the only planet we have - bless her heart!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Had I only known. An hour later, lights were out, but not because I knew about it :) Ginny