Earth Hour 2011
People all over the world are turning off the lights on March 26th to take a stand against climate change.
Earth Hour started in Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned off the lights for an hour to protest global warning. Just one year later, more than 50 million people in 35 countries participated, including global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum.
“All over the world individuals, communities, businesses and governments are creating new examples for our common future – new visions for sustainable living and new technologies to realize it,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Tomorrow, let us join together to celebrate this shared quest to protect the planet and ensure human well-being. Let us use 60 minutes of darkness to help the world see the light.”
So at 8:30 PM tomorrow night, we challenge you to turn off the lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
What will you do during Earth Hour?