8.30 pm, Saturday 27 March 2010 marks this year’s ‘Earth Hour,’ a chance to show your commitment to the Earth and stand against climate change by joining the millions of people switching off their lights for one hour.
“Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The 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.”
So how can you get involved in Earth Hour?
- Turn your lights off at 8.30pm, Saturday the 27th of March
- Work out your Carbon Footprint and discover ways you can reduce it
- Create a virtual lantern
- Find other ideas for how to join in
- Register to join Earth Hour and be in the chance to win a solar power system for your home
For more information Earth Hour, see the Earth Hour website.