Tomorrow, March 27th, 2010, 8:30pm local time is official Earth Hour.
Join hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world as they come together to call for action on climate change and turn their lights off for one hour. This is a great way to demonstrate how focusing locally can make a global difference. Earth Hour is a global initiative started by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to focus attention on climate change. Since its inception in 2007 in Sydney Australia, millions of people around the globe have participated every year. While Earth Hour represents a small moment in time, it serves as a reminder that each of us plays a role in protecting our environment. This also is a great opportunity to talk to our family and friends about energy conservation and what it means to our children and grand children.
In 2009, hundreds of millions of people in more than 4,000 cities in 87 countries on seven continents participated. In the U.S., 80 million Americans, 318 cities and eight states officially turned off their lights for Earth Hour including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Francisco. Iconic landmarks around the world went dark for Earth Hour, including the Las Vegas Strip, NY’s Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, UN headquarters, Golden Gate Bridge, Seattle’s Space Needle, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Great Pyramids of Giza, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Sydney’s Opera House, and many more.
The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations. Ohio is an official Earth Hour state and will turn off the lights at the Governor’s residence for one hour. Cincinnati is a participating city.
Be green, save energy,