Earth Hour was a shared experience in Sydney, Australia last April, when the people came together, turned off the lights for one hour, and saved 10% of their energy consumption. Half the city joined in – 2.2 million — from the suburbs to the high-rises, from the city’s businesses to the mayor. (The Good News Network linked to these A.P. photos of the night sky.)
From that success, the World Wildlife Fund has grown a global movement in one year culminating tonight at 8PM.
Millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and Canada’s Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
We invite everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time)–whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.
What will you do when the lights are off? We have lots of ideas.
Join people all around the world in showing that you care about our planet and want to play a part in helping to fight climate change.
One hour, for the Earth. Every little switch helps.