Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Off your lights during Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour 2009 is setting the platform for an unprecedented global mandate for action on climate change!

You can participate in the worldwide Earth Hour 2009 campaign by switching off all the non-essential lights for 60 minutes by Saturday 28 March 2009, 8.30pm sharp.

Earth Hour is an initiative started by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) in 2007 in Sydney of Australia, when 2.2 million people switched off their lights to bring awareness on global climate change problem. In 2008, 50 million people across 35 countries took part in this movement. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

This year, WWF is targeting 1 billion people in 1,000 cities worldwide over 64 countries and territories. There are already 538 cities in 75 countries committed to participate.

Here is the official Earth Hour 2009 video:

Click here to visit the official website of Earth Hour.


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